MARQUETTE HEIGHTS - Larry T. Peek, 64, of Marquette Heights died at 3 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 1, 1948, in Peoria to Harold and Stella Stittig Peek.
He is survived by his children, Stacy (Troy) Heineman of Vernon, Ala., Scott (Jennifer) Peek of Amory, Miss., and Tammy Parks of Baldwyn, Miss.; his brother, Brian (Carol) Peek of Princeville; his life partner, Sue Hull of Marquette Heights; Sue's daughters, Angela Martin of Pekin and Amy Booth of Greenview; and 10 grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, LeRoy Peek; and two sisters, Pat Lynn and Diann Faubel.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving his nation in Vietnam. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts for his brave and honorable service.
He was employed by Hagerty Bros. Steel and Aluminum Co. in East Peoria for 39 years.
He enjoyed endless hours of planting crops and collecting gifts on Farmville, making many friends along the way. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at the Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Chaplain Lauren Padgett will officiate. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Burial, with military rites provided by the U.S. Army and the Tazewell County Military Rites Team, will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.thewiltonmortuary.com.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans.