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Garry Thomas Painter

March 5, 1940 January 5, 2022
Garry Thomas Painter
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Obituary for Garry Thomas Painter

The heavenly critters gained the best caretaker, Garry Thomas Painter, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the age of 81. His smile was like sunshine and his heart was solid gold and he will be dearly missed.

He was born on March 5, 1940 in Peoria, to Florence H. and Leo F. Painter. He married Bernadine Greaff on January 29, 1972. He was preceded in death by his parents and three grandchildren: Payton, Avery, and Abigail Painter. He is survived by his wife Bernadine; his sister, Karen (Francis) Schauble; three children Amy (James), Joseph (Teressa), and Erica; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and countless furry and feathered animals.

Garry was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved spending time with family, animals, and trains. Garry was always willing to help others and his door was always open to anyone who needed a place to stay. He worked at Texaco and then retired from Kemp Manufacturing, where he was a machinist for 23 years.

Memorial service will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Wright and Salmon Mortuary in Peoria, IL, with Father William Miller of Sacred Heart Church officiating. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM, until time of service at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any non-kill animal shelter, Salesian Missions, or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

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Visitation

Sunday

9

Jan

1:00 PM 1/9/2022 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/9/2022 2:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Sunday

9

Jan

2:00 PM 1/9/2022 2:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States
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