Gary W. Hildreth, 64, of Granite City, Ill., born Oct. 19, 1947, in Granite City, Ill., passed away at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
Mr. Hildreth proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. He worked as a crane operator for Granite City Steel for over 40 years. Gary enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gentry and Louise, nee Topal, Hildreth; and brothers, Larry Hildreth, Billy Hildreth and Bobby Hildreth.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Beverly, nee Smith, Hildreth; sons, Mark Hildreth of Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Chris and Brandy Hildreth of St. Louis, Mo.; brothers, Ricky Hildreth of Collinsville, Ill., Gerald Hildreth of Granite City, Ill., and Donny Hildreth of Carmine, Ill.; and grandchildren, Aiden Hildreth, Christian Hildreth.
Memorials can be made to
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 22, 2011