Gary Irving Jennings
CHATHAM, IL - Gary Irving Jennings, 66, of Chatham, died at 12:53 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at St. John's Hospital.
He was born Feb. 15, 1948, in Springfield, to Paul and Lois Thario Jennings. He married Marlene Wright on Aug. 17, 1986, and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth (John) Patterson and Andrea (Timothy) Lynch, both of Springfield; two sons, Timothy (Missy) Jennings and Thomas (Linda) Jennings, both of Springfield; two stepdaughters, Cathy (Daniel) LaSanska of Athens and Kim (Matt) Hanner of Chatham; one stepson, Daniel (Amy) Hickman of Plattsmouth, Neb.; 20 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Karen (Richard) Gibbel of Carlinville and Gloria (Dennis) Jarvis of Springfield; one brother, Steve (Marina) Jennings of Fort Myers, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Danny Jennings.
Gary was a member of Real Life Church. He loved Cardinals baseball and was a coach for football and baseball. He held several offices at the local painters union. He liked to bowl and enjoyed watching the grandkids play sports.
He retired from the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture where he worked for more than 30 years as a paint shop foreman.
Visitation: 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Real Life Church.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Real Life Church with Pastor Clint Cook officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Real Life Church Building Fund.
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