Brian Kim Willeford PEORIA - Brian Kim Willeford, 39, of Peoria, IL, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 16, 2017, the blessed day his Savior had risen. Born on August 14, 1977, in Peoria to Victor K. and Vicki L. Marion Willeford, he married Valerie G. Thompson on February 13, 2008, in Pekin. Surviving are his father, Victor Willeford of East Peoria; mother and step-father, Vicki and Robbie Harms of Peoria; 3 children, Tyler and Kaitlyn, both of East Peoria, and Justin of San Jose; brother, Adam (Samantha) Willeford of Lincoln; his wife, Valerie of Peoria; step-children, Isaak and Jerimiah Rathbun, both of Manito; and everal aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Brian attended East Peoria High School, class of 1995. He previously worked for Mitsubishi in Normal and was currently working as a customer service agent with HGS in Peoria for RJ Reynolds. Brian had a beautiful heart that beat for Jesus. Everyone who met him could see right away, through his warm smile and compassion, his care for others. He was a hard worker and had a carpenter's hand. Brian loved fishing and camping, especially with his children. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, but for those who live in the Lord, they never see each other for the last time. Brian attended Christian Assembly Church in Peoria, where his funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Terry Goode will officiate. Interment will be at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. Memorials may be made to Brian's father for final expenses. Brian's memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com , where condolences may also be sent to the family.
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