William "Bill" Jewell, age 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Bill was born in Terre Haute, IN on January 18, 1940, a son to the late Wayne and Imogene (Houch) Jewell.
Bill was a United States Navy Veteran who proudly served his country. On November 25, 1961, Bill married Mary Lou Smiddy, the love of his life in Terre Haute, IN. Bill had worked at Chemetco Metals in Alton, IL as a foreman and retired in 2004 from Cee Kay Supply as a foreman in Alton, IL. Bill could fix, repair, build or tear apart anything and then put in back together just like new. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends whom he adored. Bill will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Mary Lou Jewell of Granite City, IL; three dear daughters, Debbie Cooper, Daytona Beach, FL, Darcy Lynn Sunderland of Denver, CO, and Dana (Rob) Aronin of Granite City, IL; eight grandchildren, Matthew Croft, Jessica Sunderland, Jennifer Sunderland, Timothy Sunderland, Garret Guarino, Tyler W. Jewell, Max Aronin and Jack Aronin; two great-grandchildren; and many dear friends.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL. Private family interment will be in Roselawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, IL. www.irwinchapel.com