Gary Kenyon, 74, of Lacon, died on August 20, 2016 at St. Joseph's Nursing home in Lacon. He was born in Peoria on May 30, 1942 to the late Leonard & Helen Bestold Kenyon. Gary was married to Juanita "Susie" Smith and had four daughters.
He served his country in the Army in Germany, worked on the railroad for a while, and worked at Caterpillar as an electrician for 30 years. After retiring from Cat he enjoyed helping local farmers and was also a foreman at Hardin welding. Gary was a proud member of UAW 974 and the AMVETS, helping make possible the local 100 horse rides that the local AMVETS would put on. He was a big supporter of girls' softball in the area.
Gary is survived by: his daughters Teresa (Tom) French of Lacon; Donna (Rob) George of Rockford; Becky (Nate Watson) Scott of Lacon; and Jennifer (Michael) Delhotel of Sparland; sister Vicki (Glen) Shane of Chillicothe; brother Keith Kenyon of Lacon; grandchildren Jared (Kim) French, Evan French, Chelsea & Cole Hardin, Will Scott, Zach & Ashley George; and great grandchildren Haddon & Alistair French.
He was preceded by his sister Karen McNutt and brother Roger Kenyon.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 5-7 pm at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with private family burial at a later date. Memorials can be made to Saint Joseph's Nursing Home or Lacon Summer Ball Program. Online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540
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