Lon Roy Montgomery, 65, of Collinsville, Ill., born Dec. 13, 1950 in East St. Louis, Ill., died April 30, 2016 at his home with his loving family by his side.
Lon proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. He enjoyed many hobbies such as working in his garage, carpentry, and rehabbing houses, but his favorite moments were spent camping, boating and fishing with his family and dogs. He loved to coach Little League baseball and football and was proud of his 1989 State Champion Khoury League title. He was retired from Lock and Dam 26 in Alton, Ill., after 33 years. Lon was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and "the neighborhood dad" who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Norma, nee Carnahan, Meyer; his parents-in-law, JC and Florine Wilson, Sr.; and a brother, Gary Wilson.
Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Barbara, nee Wilson, Montgomery; his three sons, James (Tonya), Boone (Vicki), and Jeff (Kim) Montgomery; his grandchildren, Rheanna, Jessica (Jimmy), Christopher, Dylan, Kara, Lexy, Peyton, Jacob, Cameron and Natalee; his great-grandchildren, Kai, Ana and Logan; his brother, Jason (Kellie) Meyer; his sisters, Debbie (Chris) Alvarado, Cindy (Mike) Smock, Sara Meyer, Trina (Mike) Hewlett, and Tammy (Dave) Birkhead; his brothers-in-law, Larry (Debbie) Wilson, Bugzy (Diane) Wilson, Mike (Karen) Wilson and Terry (Joan) Wilson; his sisters-in-law, Gloria Wilson, Marylin (Jerry) Jordan, Brenda (Bill) Hendricks, and Patti (Rodney) Sommers; his three dogs, Bruiser the Pimp, Belle and Abby; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memories and expressions of condolences may be offered at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2016 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 1, 2016