William "Billy" Curtis

October 31, 1971October 12, 2021

EAST PEORIA ~ William “Billy” Eric Curtis, 49, of East Peoria, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at River Crossing of East Peoria.

He was born October 31, 1971 in Pekin to William and Jean (Connett) Curtis.

Surviving are his parents, William Curtis of Missouri and Jean Curtis of Bartonville; one sister, Angel Haller of Bartonville; one niece, Taylor Green of Bartonville; one nephew, Tanner Haller of Rutland; one great niece, Callie Green of Bartonville and one great nephew, Brayden Green of Bartonville.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Billy was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder named Angelman’s Syndrome. At the time he was diagnosed, there were fewer than five documented cases worldwide.

He was always happy and was very loving. He loved to give hugs and enjoy meals with family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61637.

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Gaylon and Brianna Malott

October 13, 2021

Thoughts and Prayers are with the family Love , Gaylon and Brianna