|Mr. Gary C. Pemberton, 64 of Rio, IL, died Monday, August 2, 2010 at 3:03 AM at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
He was born March 2, 1946 in Geneseo, IL, the son of Albert L. and Ila M. Cross Pemberton. He married Kathy E. Killion in Galesburg on November 9, 1968.
Gary is survived by his wife, two sons Jeff and Sandy Pemberton of Knoxville, IL. and Erik and Lisa Pemberton of St. Louis, Mo., one brother Gary L. and Kathy Pemberton of New Braunfels, TX., two sisters Carol Pemberton of Davenport, Ia. and Sharon Pemberton of Round Rock, TX., and five grandchildren Allison, Andrew, Joseph, Samuel, and Christopher.
He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1964, worked for Butler Manufacturing as a machinist for 35 years retiring in 2003. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a trustee and was a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed reading, fishing and traveling.
Funeral services will be 10 AM Thursday August 5, 2010 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel with Rev. Daniel Siems officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 PM at the chapel. Burial will be in Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Opheim, IL. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or to OSF St. Mary Medical Center.