William Spencer Sales was born on February 1, 1945 in Ronda, North Carolina to the late Irene Sales. He made his transition from earth to glory on October 29, 2022. William (aka: Spencer, Bill, Cat) started his primary education in North Carolina before he and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. In 1965 William joined Friendship Baptist Church Under the leadership of Pastor Williams. After working numerous jobs William gained employment with The City of Evanston’s Forestry Department. He retired in 2000 after 31 years, 11 months of service.
Working was part of his DNA so after retirement he just couldn’t sit still. He would always say once you retire you become retarded so he became a Crossing Guard at Chute School during the day and a Phoenix Security Guard at Valli Grocery Store during the evening. Even during his illness he continued to work and always had a positive attitude. William was a wise and caring man and many of his younger co-workers would come to him for guidance and advice. He became an adopted father, brother, uncle to some, and a great friend to many others.
William loved his music and in his early years, was a weekend DJ. He also enjoyed fishing and whenever he could get away, he would go on weekend fishing trips.
Precious memories of William will always be cherished by Florence, his wife of 42 years; children: Demetrius(Melanie) of Elgin, IL, Yolanda, Deon, and Curtis of Des Plaines, IL, Thomas Sr(Chantel) of Spring, TX; grandchildren: Deonte, Crystal(David), Star, Charlotte(John), Schequise, Dejon, Donte, Cameron, Thomas Jr (Jocelyn), Nina; extended grandchildren: Rina, Andre(Jill), Yale, Cielo(John); great grandchildren: Mekhi, Mariah, Olivia, Jocelyn, Davinna, David Jr, Jace, Michelle, Mason, Karson, Dontes, Xavier; extended great grandchildren: Star, Apollo, Olivia; sister: Barbara Sexton of Walford, MD; brother: Robert Hague of Ronda, NC; Kenneth Mann(Stephanie) of Jonesville, NC; uncle: Sanford Sales of Romeoville, IL; sister-in-law Cora Stafford of Black Mountain, NC, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He loved all of his family, but there was a special bond with his niece Pricilla Dula who thought the world of her uncle Spencer and he thought the world of her. The family of William Spencer Sales would like to thank the Doctors and Staff of The Kellogg Cancer Center, the Doctors and Nurses at Evanston Hospital, Residential Hospice Care, The House of Thompson, and everyone else for your acts of kindness during this difficult time. Please Keep the family in your prayers and please think about making a donation to Cancer Research.
Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director