Donald Ray McCall
1946 - 2021
Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel
2021 North University Street
Peoria, IL 61604
Donald Ray McCall
DUNLAP - Donald Ray McCall, age 74, of Dunlap passed away at home on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Donald was born in Princeton, Illinois, on June 15, 1946, to Raymond E. and Laura E. (Zimmerman) McCall. He graduated from Illinois State University with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mathematics. He served in Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army from 1969-1970, receiving two bronze stars, and returned to teach mathematics at Pekin High School for seven years. He later worked at several local banks, retiring from South Side Bank in 2007. He was a member of VFW Post 814 and American Legion Post 1, serving with their honor guard. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Church in Morton for many years and recently a member of Grace Presbyterian Church of Peoria.
A devoted family man who lived out his faith, Don is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lea; daughters, Jennifer (Scott) Reel of Peoria and Dana (Eric) Button of St. Charles, MO; his mother, Laura McCall of Princeton; one brother, Steven (Judy) McCall of Princeton; and one sister, Lynn Hoffman of Princeton. He was the proud and beloved grandfather to Jaelen Russell and Kyle, Hannah, Kelsey and Noah Button.
Don was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Funeral Chapel, 2021 N. University St., Peoria, IL 61604, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8607 IL-91, Peoria, IL 61615. A funeral service will follow with Pastor John Hopwood officiating. Military honors will be presented at a graveside burial ceremony directly following the funeral service at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made in Don's memory to the following organizations: Greater Peoria Honor Flight, PO Box 5072, Peoria, IL 61601; The Christian Center, 4100 N. Brandywine Drive, Peoria, IL 61614; or a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at

To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by Peoria Journal Star from May 3 to May 5, 2021.
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel
2021 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61604
9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 IL-91, Peoria, Illinois
Funeral services provided by:
Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel
Please consider a donation as requested by the family.
Sponsored by Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

4 Entries
I've a great friend that I met in Nam 50 years ago. When we talked, we always signed off with " Love you brother" and we did.
May 10, 2021
The Wilburns
May 5, 2021
The 1st Cavalry Division/Vietnam Nation mourns the loss of a fellow VN veteran.
S. D. Anderson, 1st Cav-VN 1971-1972
May 5, 2021
Oh, Lea, so very sorry to read this. Sincere sympathy.
Marilyn Leyland
May 4, 2021