Leslie G. "Les" Nighsonger Jr., 65, of Peoria, died on September 7, 2017 at Unity Point Proctor in Peoria. Born in Peoria on August 16, 1952 to Leslie and Ida green Nighsonger, he married Faye Farley November 4, 1983, in Sparland. Faye passed away on August 10, 2003.
Les served his country in the army and afterwards became a jack of all trades, holding many jobs. He was a grocery store clerk, a hardware store clerk, Kays merchandise manager and worked at M & D Printing. Les also worked at the Courtyard Marriott in Cocoa Beach Florida where he once took a walk on the beach with Buzz Aldrin when he was a guest. He was always there for others helping them do the things that need to be done and especially loved helping with yardwork.
Les is survived by: his mother Ida Dalrymple of Sparland; daughters Elizabeth Nighsonger of Mt. Vernon; Leslie (Jason) Prozzo of Peoria and stepson Ezekiel Freeman of Peoria; brother Al of Nighsonger Washington; Sister Laura Sprague of Sparland; and grandchildren Dylan, Americus, and Dominic,. He was also preceded in death by his father Leslie, daughter Eve Marie, sister Peggy Kenny, and brother Clarence "Louie" Nighsonger.
Cremation rights have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at his residence at 8208 N. Knoxville in Peoria on September 16th at 1pm. Memorials can be made to the family and online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com
Celebration of Life
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
8208 N. Knoxville
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