CHILLICOTHE - Steven LeRoy Awalt, 78, of Chillicothe passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
He was born Sept. 20, 1934, in Peoria, Ill., the son of Steven C. and Elise (Gilmore) Awalt. He married Lois Pettitt in 1961. She preceded him in death.
Surviving are his grandchildren, Theresia (Sean) Perkins of Peoria, Ill., Patrick (Nicolette) Tippett of East Peoria and Steven Tippett of Paducah, Ky.; and three great-grandchildren, Ariel, Tristan and Makenna. Also surviving is one half sister, Arletta K. Draper of Bonita Springs, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one great-grandchild, "Baby T."
Steven was retired from Mossville Caterpillar.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He enjoyed being with family. He enjoyed building things and watching TV.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Chillicothe City Cemetery. The Rev. Raymond Harrison will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital or the
Weber-Hurd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.weberhurdfuneral-home.com.