William Daniel Van Hoose Jr
Jerseyville | Friday, May 16 2014
BILLY VAN HOOSEJERSEYVILLE- William Daniel Van Hoose Jr., 34, died at 7:45 a.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. after a long battle with cancer.He was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton on June 5, 1979, and was the son of William Daniel & Debra Lynn (McCoy) Van Hoose Sr.Billy was a brake specialist at U-Haul until his battle with cancer began. He enjoyed fishing, sports, following the Chicago Cubs, and spending time with his son, Kaden who was his pride and joy and together they have accumulated quite a baseball card collection.Billy has provided his family with many special memories, leaving his family with pride in knowing how he fought this disease with dignity and honor, and never asking the question, "Why Me?".He is survived by his parents, William & Lisa Van Hoose Sr. of Jerseyville; his beloved son, Kaden Daniel Van Hoose of Jerseyville; two brothers, Dustin L. VanHoose of Wood River and Cody R. Van Hoose of Jerseyville; two sisters, Rachel M. Beemer and Tiffany Van Hoose both of Jerseyville.He is also by his grandmother, Mary McCoy Ready of Grafton, who bestowed upon Billy more love and compassion that only a Grandma can do, taking care of him and making him feel safe during his illness. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, William & Mary Van Hoose of Lenzberg, Il.; and his maternal grandparents, Carl & Mary Prather of Wood River.In addition, he is survived by numerous aunts & uncles, Tim & Cindy McCoy of Grafton, Dave & Jennifer McCoy of Grafton, Mike & Missy Van Hoose of Wood River, Maurice Depper of Dow, Sandy Bailey of Granite City, and James Crowe of Grafton; along with many cousins and friends.He was preceded in death by his mother, Debra Lynn McCoy on Dec. 23, 2009; a brother, Joseph Johnson on Aug. 10, 2007; his aunt, Lori (McCoy) Crowe; and his grandparents, Dale McCoy, Raymond "Gene" Ready, and Donald Scoggins.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Tuesday. Rev. John Gibson will officiate.Burial will take place at the Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to his family in care of Crawford Funeral Home.