Gary D. Pease Sr.
December 06, 1944 - November 27, 2017
Gary D. Pease, Sr., 72, of Tower Hill, died Monday, November 27, 2017 in Shelbyville, IL. He was born December 6, 1944 in Cold Springs Township to the late John F. Pease II & Orla (Hinton) Pease.
Gary served in the U.S. Army, and spent most of his life in the Tower Hill area, which he always considered home. He had worked in factories, but was also a welder and painter. He enjoyed fishing, bonfires, & collecting hot wheels cars, and his wife, kids, and grandkids were his life.
Gary married Lois Beck on May 22, 1971 in Shelbyville and she survives in Tower Hill, along with their children: Gena Long, Rockford, IL; Kelly (Christopher) Oleson, Stillman Valley, IL and Gary Dale “Gator” Pease, Pipeline Gypsy (rolling from town to town); grandchildren: Jerred Long, Justin Long, James (Melissa) Oleson, Khrysta Oleson, Kayleigh Oleson, Jasmine Pease, Lexi Pease, Chole Pease, and Parker Ann; and sister, Imogene Richardson, Duncan, OK. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Ronald Pease, John “Jr.” Pease III, and Pastor Donald Pease.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ronald Brown officiating. Burial will be in Tower Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites by Pana Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time in the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials be given for the addition of veteran's names to the military plaque in the Tower Hill Village Park, c/o Tower Hill Village Hall, P.O. Box 20, Tower Hill, IL 62571.
Visitation: McCracken-Dean Funeral Home
Service: McCracken-Dean Funeral Home