WASHINGTON - Gary N. Sellers, 83, of Washington passed away at 5:10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Gary was born Jan. 4, 1931, in Peoria to Fredrick and Marguerite Osborne Sellers. He married Velma Johnson on June 15, 1952, in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are a son, Greg (Ellen Holy) Sellers of Champaign; a daughter, Linn (Merrill) Kaney of Oswego; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.
Gary attended Peoria schools and served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1953 in Korea, and he received two Purple Hearts.
He spent 20 years in sales with Midwest Television and started his own specialty advertising business in 1986.
He was an active member of the Mohammed Shrine in Peoria, the Scottish Rite, and Temple Lodge 46, AF&AM, in Peoria.
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington has been trusted with cremation rites.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bartonville Mohammed Shrine medical transportation fund.
Gary's memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences may also be sent to the family.