William “Kent” Pixley, age 65, of Pekin passed away Saturday, April 15, 2023 at his residence.  Born August 29, 1957 in Salem, he was the son of the late Paul Pixley, Sr. and Garnet (Claxton) Pixley.  On July 1, 1995, he married Donna (Estes) Pixley who survives.

Kent was a retired truck driver for Powerline Freight.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Pixley; 3 children: Aaron Jackson (Samantha), Betty “Jolene” Rivera (Tony), and Lisa Pixley; 3 brothers: Dean Pixley, Matt Pixley, and Paul Pixley, Jr.; 2 sisters: Carol Johnson and Reba Pixley; 10 grandchildren: Haven Fuchs, Donovan Jackson, Jose Galvan, Eric Galvan, Haley Rivera, Brooklyn Rivera, Silas Pixley, Emilia Rivera, Garyn Rivera, and William Rivera; and 1 great grandchild: Bekam Fuchs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Pixley, Sr. and Garnet Pixley; and son, Shawn Pixley.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home-Pekin Chapel with Mark Avery officiating.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.