Former Decatur mayor loses battle with cancer

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Former Decatur Mayor Bill Montgomery stands in front of the American flag after taking the oath of office as a Decatur alderman on Jan. 9, 2017. Montgomery passed away at his home in Decatur Aug. 30.

Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Former Decatur Mayor Bill Montgomery stands in front of the American flag after taking the oath of office as a Decatur alderman on Jan. 9, 2017. Montgomery passed away at his home in Decatur Aug. 30.

DECATUR -- "Today is a very solemn day for the community of Decatur as we struggle to cope with the loss of William "Bill" Montgomery, who passed away Aug. 30 in his home in Decatur," said Decatur Mayor Bob Tharp, a longtime friend of Montgomery, after he received news of Montgomery's death.


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