|Gary Dee Reading, Sr., age 66 of Galesburg, died at 10:59 pm Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at his home.
He was born on August 14, 1945 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, the son of Solomon "Buster" and Olive E. (Daniels) Reading. He married Sharon Scott, then Connie Short and later to Joyce Morris.
Gary is survived by his children, Gary Dee Reading, Jr., of Galesburg, Christopher Lynn Reading of Canton, Michael Morris of Prairie City, Nicholas Solomon Reading of Galesburg, Cary Lee Hasselbacher in the state of Ohio, Peggy Sue Reading of Galesburg, Keni Marie Bellah of Marthasville, Missouri; 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; one sister, Beverly Reffett of Abingdon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Matthew Alexander Reading and one brother, Donald Miller.
He attended Galesburg schools. He worked as a core maker at Iowa Mallable for 11 years and retired in 1997 due to his health. He had resided in Missouri, Oregon and Illinois. He was of the Protestant faith.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Burial will follow in the Gerlaw Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:30 am to 11:00 am Monday at the chapel.
Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.