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Charles Gavin, Jr.

October 8, 1939 February 15, 2021
Charles Gavin, Jr.
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Obituary for Charles Gavin, Jr.

Charles “Chuck” Gavin, Jr., age 81, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Chuck was born on October 8, 1939 in Peoria, a son of Charles F. Gavin, Sr. and Dorothy Ann Howe Gavin. He married Bonnie D Gramm on May 11, 1963 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Peoria. They enjoyed 57 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Gavin.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, one son Charles. F. (Jennifer) Gavin, III of Cincinnati, OH and one daughter Colleen (John) Moore of Germantown Hills and grandchildren Ashley and Drew Gavin, Kaileigh (Jake) Stephens, William, Matthew and Madeline Moore, as well as three great-grandchildren Reagan, Theodore and John Lincoln Stephens.

Chuck proudly served in the US Army. He belonged to St. Thomas Parish. He was a sales manager at Dixon Fish Market for 42 years and was a member of the Elks Club and Ducks Unlimited. Chuck was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. He loved watching his grandchildren’s activities. He enjoyed golf and vacationing in Gulf Shores, AL and Hilton Head Island, SC.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. Visitation will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 AM prior to mass. Fr. Paul Stark, S.J. will officiate and burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, OSF Children’s Hospital and Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

18

Feb

9:30 AM 2/18/2021 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

18

Feb

11:00 AM 2/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States
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