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Virgil Brazelton

Virgil W. ‘Bill’ Brazelton, 94, of Chrisman, passed away at 12:39pm, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at home. He was born on February 28, 1928, to Grace and Mike Brazelton in Brocton, IL. He married his high school sweetheart, Joan Crum of Brocton, IL, on June 1, 1947, at the Brocton Christian Church.
He is survived by their three children, Rosemary Northrup of Savoy, Dan (Jane) Brazelton of Ohio, and Ivan (Jane) Brazelton of Chrisman. They have six grandchildren located in Minnesota, Ohio, and Illinois; and four great grandchildren. Bill has one surviving sibling, Charles (Jan) Brazelton of Florida. He also leaves behind his home care giver and good friend for over 8 years, Cindy Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 72 years, and two brothers, Elmer & Everett.
Dad attended a one-room schoolhouse east of Brocton, IL and graduated from Brocton High School. He and Joan were very active in their Church. He retired from Lebanon Chemical Company in Danville, IL. Dad is now back home with Mom keeping watch over the family. Dad was a big Illini fan and enjoyed basketball and football the most. Dad loved playing cards and loved winning even more. His loved ones miss him a lot but remember his smiles, good humor, and the happy days.
A graveside service was held at 11:00am, Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Franklin Cemetery, Chrisman, IL. His arrangements were entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Georgetown, Illinois 200 E. West St. Georgetown, Illinois 61846. Memorial donations may be given in his name to First Church of Christ-Food Bank. Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at

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