Williamson Funeral Home 

1405 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Phone: (217) 243-1010
Toll-Free: (877) 943-1010
Fax:  (217) 245-0660
Email:  info@ahfh.net

The Williamson name became associated with funeral service in the late 1800's in Arenzville, Illinois when C.E. Williamson, a local purveyor of gas stoves, expanded his business to include furniture and undertaking.  After briefly moving his business to Beardstown, Williamson relocated to Jacksonville in 1911 and joined A.G. Cody in opening a funeral home on the north side of East State Street, just off the downtown.  This partnership dissolved in 1923, and in 1925 the Williamson Family moved to 210 West College Avenue.  The business remained in operation at that location until the completion of construction on the new location at 1405 Lincoln Avenue in 1998.





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Terry Airsman

Terry was attending elementary school in Roodhouse, Illinois as a child, and his daily walk home from school took him past the Wolfe Funeral Home.  In need of pocket money, Terry would stop each day at the funeral home to inquire if any help might be needed.  His persistence paid off, and he was eventually hired to mow and perform other odd jobs for the owners.  He later worked for the railroad and held a few other jobs in the area, but always maintained his connection to the funeral home.  After graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, he and his wife, Mary Beth, were able to purchase that funeral home, and several others, which led to the formation of Airsman-Hires Funeral Homes.  He and Mary Beth and their children, John, Elizabeth, and Michael, moved to Jacksonville in 1981 with the purchase of Williamson Funeral Home.

Terry enjoys walking, reading, golfing and traveling.  He learned the technical aspects of kicking a football while his son was in college, and has applied that knowledge by assisting kickers at Jacksonville High School, Triopia High School, and Illinois College.  Terry was proud to be named a "Friend of the College" by Illinois College in 2012. 

You may reach Terry directly at terry@ahfh.net

Greg May

Greg graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1983 and Illinois College in Jacksonville in 1988.  He worked in admissions for the college for five years, recruiting students from Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.  He met his future wife, Elizabeth Airsman, Terry and Mary Beth's daughter, and they were engaged in 1991.  Greg's exposure to funeral service began at that point, and it wasn't long until Greg realized the value of funeral service and the satisfaction that could be derived from helping others at such a time.  Greg graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1994.

Greg and Liz have three children, Tyler, Ryan, and Sarah.  He enjoys attending soccer games and dance recitals, and all of the other joys of parenting.  He is a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Jacksonville Kiwanis.  He enjoys exercising, reading, and playing golf.

You may reach Greg directly at greg@ahfh.net

Colby Brooks

Colby Brooks became associated with the Airsman-Hires Funeral Homes nearly 20 years ago, having joined the staff in 1996. His great- grandfather, Frank Dawdy, began serving families from the Dawdy Funeral Home in White Hall in 1930, followed by his great-uncle, Bill Dawdy.  That home is now the current location of the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall. Colby spends most of his time at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, but also serves families in the Greene County area.

Colby was raised in White Hall.  He graduated from North Greene High School, attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and graduated from the Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  He is a member of All Saints Catholic Church in White Hall where he serves on the Pastoral Council. He also serves as a board member for Calvary Cemetery in Jacksonville. He is a member of Rasna Shrine Club, where he serves as Treasurer, the Ansar Tin Lizzies Shrine Unit, White Hall Lodge #80 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite-Valley of Springfield and the Ansar Shrine Temple. Colby also serves as a White Hall Township Trustee.   He and his wife Lyndsey have two daughters, Reese and Avery, and live near White Hall. 

You can contact Colby directly at colby@ahfh.net

Tim Bruce

Tim joined the staff of Airsman-Hires as a Licensed Funeral Director in September of 2014, primarily serving the families of Jacksonville and the neighboring communities.  Tim’s introduction to the funeral profession began the day he was born.  His father, Robert P. Bruce, owned and operated the Bruce Memorial Home in Leroy, Illinois.  Following in his father’s footsteps, he received his funeral education at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and became a licensed Director in 1981.  After his father's retirement, Tim began a twenty-five year career with U.P.S.  He knew all along that funeral service was his true calling, and is glad to have the opportunity to return to the profession.

Tim and his wife Justine live in Jacksonville, where they enjoy golfing and spending time with their family.  They are the parents of Melissa (husband, Tony) York and Trent (wife, Sarah) Bruce.  Their greatest joy is being grandparents to Brock, Tate, and Mayla York

You can contact Tim directly at tim@ahfh.net