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Tom Alan T.A. Bilyeu

Tom Alan Bilyeu “T.A.”, 75 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 4:16 p.m. in his daughters’ home in Springfield, IL. He was born on May 16, 1944 in Taylorville, IL the son of Keith W. and Betty J. (Sams) Bilyeu. He married Barbara Sue Wingler on September 29, 1974 at Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on December 13, 2006. He was retired from the State of Illinois Secretary of State. Tom loved the outdoors, planting gardens and picking his fruit trees and raspberries. He was an avid fisherman and loved to hunt for mushrooms in the spring and fall. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and was a troop leader for several years.

He is survived by his daughters: Taunya M. (Kurt) Henke; Melissa J. Bilyeu and Alecia (Randy) Grafton; Grandchildren: Robert G. “Bobby” Hanauer III, Hailee I. Henke, Jayden Garrett Browning; several Step and Great Grandchildren; Siblings: Don (Jan) Bilyeu, Janice (Eric) Woolums, Sally (Scott) White, brother-in-law: David Michael (Walt) Wingler; several cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews; Aunt Jane (Lynn) Gibbs and Cousin Carole Roberts. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-parents, wife Uncle Fred Sams and Cousin Gary Sams.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be immediately following the visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Prayers to you and your family, Sally.

Terry, Dixie, and family Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM

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Charles Kevin Curry Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers to the Family!!!!!!!!!!! First met Tom in 1970's working at Christian Co. Sheriff Office,then he came out to farm to see the animals. May he Rest In Peace

Roy Wilbur Retired Deputy Sheriff Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Tom T.A. Bilyeu

Roy Wilbur Retired Deputy Sheriff Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Tom T.A. Bilyeu

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