Clarence William “Bill” Stocke, 89, of Carmi, IL, died Friday, May 17, at his home. Bill worked in the Illinois Oil Basin at various positions involving oil production, and retired from Exxon-Mobil.
He is survived by his wife Jewel of Carmi; sons Scott Stocke of Carmi, Steve (Barbara Jo) Stocke of Enfield; daughter Shirley Williams of Carmi; sister Joann Corcoran of Carmi; grandchildren Julie Mitchell, Shauna Williams, Tyson Stocke, Collin Stocke, Kendall Stocke, Nathan Stocke; great grandchildren Ashley Roberts, Lindsey Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Alex Mitchell, Whitney Williams, Haley Stocke, Brandon Stocke, Drew Stocke; and four great great grandchildren.
In keeping with Bill’s wishes, his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be at 11 am, Saturday, August 10, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. There will be no prior visitation. Burial will be in Hammack Cemetery in Springerton.