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Gary Lynn Myers, 65, of Quincy, formerly of Loraine passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Gary was born on July 26, 1951 in Ft. Madison, Iowa to the late Forrest and Norma (Palmer) Myers. He married Linda Diane Martin on June 8, 1975 in the Loraine Methodist Church in Loraine. Linda survives of Quincy.
Gary proudly served his country in the United States Army Security Agency in South East Asia during the Vietnam era. He was stationed in Ft. Hood, Texas, where he made many lifelong friends. He worked for the Illinois Department of Human Services for 28 years, retiring in 2009. During his retirement he worked part-time for Max-A-Millions in Quincy.
Gary was a member of the Church of St. Peter in Quincy, where he was Chairman of the decorating committee. He was Vice President of the LaGrange Garden Club and was on the Board of Directors for the Members First Community Credit Union, West Central Child Care Connection and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed floral arranging, gardening, traveling, gaming, watching the Chicago Cubs and spending time with his grandchildren and his “Babies”, his dogs, Max and Daisy.
In addition to Linda, Gary is survived by; two sons, Patrick (Amber) Myers of Mendon, Gary Lee (girlfriend Kimberly Hatch) Myers of Hannibal; five grandchildren, Alexander, Gabriel and Johnathan Myers of Mendon, Gary Lee, Jr. and Jeremiah Myers of Hannibal; one brother, Gene (Judy) Myers of Quincy; one aunt, Betty Frisbee of Colchester; three sisters-in-law, Linda Myers of Loraine, Betty (Rex) Niekamp of Quincy, Karen Howard of Quincy and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Myers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Church of St. Peter in Quincy with Fr. Leo Enlow officiating. Interment will be in the New Loraine Cemetery in Loraine. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the Church of St. Peter in Quincy. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions have been suggested to the Church of St. Peter decorating committee or the Blessing Foundation for Hospice. The Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon has been entrusted with the arrangements. You may share memories of Gary and leave condolences at www.hunterfuneralhomes.com
Blessing Foundation for Hospice
Church of St. Peter decorating committee
Quincy IL 62301
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