William S. Cammack, Jr.

Born: Fri., Jan. 16, 1959
Died: Thu., Sep. 30, 2021


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 08, 2021
Location: Pittsfield Location

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Fri., Oct. 08, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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William ‘Big Bill’ Cammack Jr., age 62, of Pittsfield, IL passed away in his home on Thursday, September 30, 2021. He was born on January 16, 1959 in Joliet, IL to William S. and Nellie O. Ferry Cammack, Sr. Bill married the love of his life, Sandra, in 1983 and the couple enjoyed over 38 years of marriage and raised three children, William III, Michael, and Melissa.

Bill lived in the area for most of his life and left his mark on the people and places he went. Many knew him for his booming voice, quick wit, and physical strength. These traits helped him become a staple at local auctions where he often worked. They also came in handy in his primary occupation as a contractor and helped him build and repair residential, commercial, and agricultural buildings both locally and in the greater tri-state area for over 30 years. In 2011 he passed his business on to his sons due to declining health and began to focus on his health and spending more time with his loved ones. Over the next 10 years he remained active as possible. He still worked at auctions either as a holder or by helping his wife run a lunch stand. During this 10-year period he was blessed with six grandchildren who became the light of his life. No matter what shape he was in he was always ready to pester, play cards, or color with one of his grandkids. Even in the last few days he remained positive and told stories and jokes with a passion that will be remembered by those closest to him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra Cammack of Pittsfield, IL; three children, William (Sarah) Cammack III of Curryville, MO, Michael (Susan) Cammack of Pearl, IL and Melissa Cammack of Pittsfield, IL; six grandchildren, Emma, Abigail, Gabriel, Arlee, Amelia, and Tessa; brother, Gerald Cammack of Pearl, IL; aunt, Violet Ferry of Tinley Park, IL; many cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nellie Cammack, Sr.; as well as many aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, IL. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to be made to the family c/o Niebur Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in William's memory to the following organization:

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Sheryl Bennett and Family
   Posted Tue October 05, 2021
We want to send our deepest symphony to the Cammack family.

Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Bill wll never be forgotten!

All our love!

Sheryl, Patrick, Claude, Courtney, Deb, Ellie, and Jake

Dr Larry Sherwin, DC, FACO
   Posted Wed October 06, 2021
Sorry to hear of the passing of Bill, as he was a lifelong friend. Bill was a very good carpenter and I used his services at my home. When our walk here on earth is complete, if we have confided in Jesus Christ as our Saviour, we will meet again in Heaven. May the family hold fast to this promise and be comforted by it.

Ruby Collins-Thomas RN
   Posted Wed October 06, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Big Bill was an amazing man I had the privilege of meeting and getting to know him in my cardiac rehab. program a few years ago. He also could make me smile. Hugs and prayers for the family during this most difficult time

Sandra K Galloway
   Posted Thu October 07, 2021
I was so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I spent time visiting with him at the auctions and he would come into my store to visit once in a while. He was a very nice man. My condolence to his family.

Steven story
   Posted Thu October 07, 2021
Sorry to hear of your lost thoughts and prayers for family

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