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Full Text of SR1632  98th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of William "Bill" Best Bounds, Jr., who
4passed away on November 11, 2014; and
5    WHEREAS, William Bounds, Jr. was born on August 3, 1924 in
6Blanchard, Oklahoma; his parents were William and Beulah (nee
7Irwin) Bounds, Sr.; he married Julia E. Carr on June 20, 1958
8in St. Paul, Minnesota; and
9    WHEREAS, William Bounds, Jr. proudly served his country as
10a member of the United States Navy; and
11    WHEREAS, William Bounds, Jr. began his career as a truck
12driver for the Denver-Chicago Trucking Company and Halls
13Freight Lines; he later went to work for James R. Hoffa in the
141960s as a union organizer; he subsequently continued his
15career with the Teamsters Local 26 in Danville as a business
16agent and was later elected president of Teamsters Local 26,
17where he served for 30 years; he also served as president of
18the Teamsters Joint Council 65 in Springfield for approximately
1918 years, where he oversaw parts of 4 states and 30,000
20members; and
21    WHEREAS, William Bounds, Jr. served on many boards in



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1Vermilion County, including the CRIS Healthy Aging Center, the
2Vermilion Regional Airport Authority, the Danville Area Labor
3Management Council, and the Vermilion County Animal Shelter; he
4was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and the Loyal
5Order of Moose and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church; and
6    WHEREAS, William Bounds, Jr. had a love for all animals,
7especially his dog Missy; he also loved sports and country
8music, especially George Jones, and enjoyed singing and
9recording several songs; and
10    WHEREAS, William Bounds, Jr. was preceded in death by his
11parents; his wife, Julia; a brother, Stanley Bounds; and 2
12sisters, Shirley Patterson and Jackie York; and
13    WHEREAS, William Bounds, Jr. is survived by 2 sons, Stephen
14Bounds and Mark (Susan) Bounds; a daughter, Angela (Mark)
15Hodgson; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and
16nephews; a brother-in-law, Pat (Martha) Carr; a sister-in-law
17and best friend, Carmen "Sue" Carr; and his many friends;
18therefore, be it
20ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we, along with his
21family and friends, mourn the passing of William "Bill" Best
22Bounds, Jr.; and be it further



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to the family of William Bounds, Jr. as an expression
3of our sympathy.