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William Andrew Stoneking Jr., age 50, of Villa Park, formerly of Lombard and Berwyn, Father, Son, Brother and Friend. U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Loving father of Alexis R. Stoneking, cherished son of Yvette (nee Dube) and the late William Andrew Stoneking Sr., dear brother of Clara Stoneking, Deborah Vercillo, the late John Stoneking and brother-in-law of Jeff Vercillo, fond uncle of Lynn, Brittany, Kristen, Candace, Jessica, Donald, Corey and John Thomas Stoneking and Ashley, Samantha and Juliana Vercillo and great-uncle of Jonathan Avery Stoneking. Bill is also survived by his most beloved companion and best friend ever, Benji. Bill leaves behind many great friends all over the United States, as well as many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins in Winnipeg and Manitoba, Canada. Visitation Saturday, June 17, 11:30am to 1:30pm, Military Honors 1:00pm at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside. Cremation Private.
Bill Stoneking is a critically acclaimed Chicago based screen actor, voice-over artist, comedian as well as writer, director and producer.
Born in Oak Park, IL to parents William Andrew Stoneking Sr. and Yvette Doreen Dube, Bill grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from the Columbia School of Broadcasting in 1988. Aside from the big and television screens, Bill’s voice has been heard nationwide and internationally on radio, television and the Internet.
A published author “The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father’s Struggle” (297 pages), and loving father, Bill also provides the voice for the nationally syndicated television shows, “The Merge” and “The Merge Outloud as well as is the voice of “Pure Stock”, a mid-western racing program. He is also the voice of El Monte RV, your vacation home on wheels.
As to his voice talent, Bill has done numerous voice-overs and does numerous character voices and dialects and can be heard as the voice of the animated character of “Juan Phillipe (Latin)” in the film, “Burning Tale of Desire” from Mati Media Productions. He is currently “The Voice” of DJ International Records, Radio and Television, as well as the narrator for “Pure Stock” a Midwestern racing docu-soap and the nationally syndicated television shows, “The Merge” and “The Merge Outloud.”
Bill rose to acclaim for his performance in the lead role of Dr. Michael Frank in the audience choice award winning horror short, Chemical 12-D and for his performance as Barry O’Brian, reality television host in the comedy film, Shine Baby Shine.
In addition to his acting and voice talents, Bill is also an accomplished writer, director and producer that has produced two movie shorts, “Spy Town” and “Milk Man” and produced his first full length feature, “Divorced Dudes” in 2010 and is scheduled for release October 19th, 2012.
As a writer, Bill is a published poet, with his poetry featured in “From the Mountain Top.” He also released his first book, “The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father’s Struggle” in 2006. An autobiographical that shows you the events of his tragic second marriage and the ills of the family court system and its prejudice against fathers. The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father’s Struggle is available at Amazon.com, Lulu.com, as well as at BarnesAndNoble.com formatted for the Nook, and from the Apple iTunes store formatted for the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhones.
And rounding out his talents, Bill is also a professional stand-up comedian that performs around Chicagoland when his busy voice and filming schedules permit.
My condolences to all of Bills family . So very sorry . May peace find its way into all of your lives at this difficult time .
Carrie Adams Jun 19 2017 8:57 AM
Rest in Peace Bill. We were fortunate to work with you on several TV projects and his feature film. There was no challenge too large for Bill and his passion for work was only outmatched by that of his family. Much Love.
Dave & Michelle De-Long Miller Jun 18 2017 6:32 PM
Bill you are 1 of a kind ! May your spirit live on in your daughter Lexi ! God bless the Stonekings !
Louis Hutchison Jun 18 2017 11:45 AM
Sending our condolences to Lexi and the Stoneking family. Bill was a very funny and artistic man he loved to make people laugh, he was bright, friendly, and always on the go. May he rest in Peace, may Jesus bring his family peace through this transition. May god bless him and his family. We will keep you in our prayers. Roxy and family.
Roxy F. Jun 17 2017 12:37 PM
My Condolences to Lexi his daughter and Bills entire family. I had only known Bill for a few years, but had always enjoyed his insight and whit. Loved hearing about the ventures he and Lexi had and the many funny things he would post on line. It was obvious how much Lexi meant to him and the many things he would do with and for her. Bill will be missed for the way he interacted with others and how he would react to others on the street or in the performance of his work. William Todd Stoneking
William Todd Stoneking Jun 17 2017 11:16 AM
Condolences to Lexi and the Stoneking family. May there be some comfort in knowing that Bill was respected and loved by many, many people. Bill loved life, loved making people smile and loved you Lexi, more than any man could ever love their daughter. Rest in peace Bill. Our deepest sympathy, Ashleigh and Betty
Betty Loren-Maltese Jun 17 2017 9:33 AM
Rest in peace Bill may your lord and creator accept you into his loving arms where you shall dwell forever. May we hear thy voice in Thy rod, as well as in Thy word; And gathering from the corrections with which we are Exercised the peaceable fruit of righteousness, be able to Acknowledge, with all our suffering brethren before us. Now in our grief, we are ever mindful of Thee, and we Humbly request Thy blessing, not just for our brethren Who have gone to Thy side, but for ourselves, that we Need not suffer such loss to remain ever mindful of Thee!
Stephen Sumner Jun 16 2017 2:57 PM
Dear Clara and Family We have been friends for most of our lives and I have known your brother Bill for just as long. I will always remember us when we were were younger and your brothers humor. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in our prayers.
Michele Landowski and Raymond Krizek Jun 16 2017 1:26 PM
Very sorry for your family loss.
Kim Runca Jun 16 2017 11:18 AM
Truly sorry for your families loss.
Maryjo Caliendo Jun 16 2017 8:00 AM