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William Eugene Hansbrough

July 21, 1976 — May 12, 2020

William Eugene “Billy” Hansbrough, age 43 of New Haven, IL passed on this life peacefully May 12, 2020 in Ferrell Hospital.  Billy as most knew him was born on July 21, 1976 in Eldorado, IL, to Roger Hansbrough, Sr now deceased and Linda (Oldham) Hansbrough.  On  Feb. 14, 2001 he married the love of his life, Vickie (Blake) Hansbrough who survives.

Billy worked most of his life on the river, he was a tow boat pilot for many years with Shawnee Harbor Barge Service in Shawneetown and was recently working at Mt. Vernon, IN for Cimbar Perfomance Minerals.  He loved to Hunt and Fish, be around his family and friends, especially the grandchildren. He loved to ride horses with his family and was always mechanically inclined and could fix most anything.  He was a good husband, father, son and grandfather and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife Vickie of New Haven, his mother, Linda Oldham of Shawneetown,  son Zachary Hansbrough of New Haven, daughters, Kelsea Stanelle and Brittny Roberts of Kentucky, Charity Hansbrough of New Haven and Kaylan Oldham of Shawneetown. 2 grandchildren, Avani Alexander and Oliver Roberts. A sister Penny Wilson of Kentucky.  He was also preceded in death by a brother Roger Hansbrough.

Due to the Covid-19 regulations, the service will be private and he will be laid to rest in the Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.  His brother in law, Bill Blake will officiate the service.

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