PEORIA - Marshall M. "Al" Parry, 63, of Peoria died on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 9:40 a.m. at UnityPoint Health-Methodist.
Born June 30, 1950, in Peoria to Marshall M. and Mary L. Kalebaugh Parry, he married Cynthia Mellen on July 14, 1973, in East Peoria.
She survives along with three children, Ryan (Jennifer Williams) Parry of Peoria Heights, Ill., Kala (Robert Britter) Parry of Peoria, Ill., and Chad (Kacie) Parry of Pekin, Ill; three grandchildren, Kaydence Parry, Arriana Britter and Chad Parry Jr.; and two sisters, Donna (Adolph) Baum of Winter Haven, Fla., and Patricia Mitchell of Astoria, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Dixie Blanch.
He worked as an engine assembler for Caterpillar Tractor Co., retiring after many years.
Al loved model railroad trains and loved his grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Franciscan Friars officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and half hour prior to the Mass on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.
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