Photo:  Willie E. Miner of Coal City  1963 - 2021

Willie E Miner, 58, of Coal City, Illinois passed away December 2, 2021at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford, with his family and friends by his side.

Willie was born July 19, 1963 in Jacksonville, Il and raised in Coal City,Il where he was a 1982 graduate of Coal City High School. Willie played football and wrestled. Willie loved Dodge cars and trucks. He also loved to fish, hunt and be outdoors in general. He might best be described as a gentle giant, with a generous spirit, a devotion to family and friends and a heart of gold. He worked many years as an over the road truck driver.

He is survived by one daughter, Joellyn Lea Miner May (Aaron), two grandsons, Aaron and Zaelen May of Chicago, his mother, Phyllis Musgrave, father, Roland Miner, brothers, Vincent Miner and Michael Bone (Shenon) one step sister, Liz Neven (David), three half sisters, Michele Miner, Bobbie Jo Ruppe and Tomi Doyle, plus numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, stepfather Coil Musgrave, stepson Justin Graser and nephew Aidan Bone.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Ferrari Funeral Services, 1044 Ferrari Drive, Coal City, Il. 60416 with visitation from 4 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Bradley Shumaker will officiate.  Inurnment will be in Burnt Prairie, Illinois.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at

Ferrari Funeral Services are entrusted with arrangements.