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Roger G. "Gary" Hunt

August 29, 1948 December 27, 2021
Roger G. "Gary" Hunt
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Obituary for Roger G. "Gary" Hunt

Marquette Heights- Roger G. “Gary” Hunt, age 73, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 2:47 AM on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Pekin Hospital.

Born August 29, 1948 in Peoria, a son to Roger and Rhoda (Chaney) Hunt. On June 29, 1967, Gary married Jackie Dittus in Bartonville and together they cherished 54 years together. Gary worked as a car Inspector for Peoria and Pekin Union Railway for many years. An avid Chicago Bears fan, Gary enjoyed golfing, bowling and fishing. In his youngers years he enjoyed working on cars, and he was always up to cracking jokes. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother who loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

Survivors include his wife Jackie of Marquette Heights; two children: Kevin (Angie) Hunt of Marquette Heights and Jeff (Stephanie Jensen) Hunt of Pontiac; 12 grandchildren: Lauren, Lindsey, Kaitlyn, Livia, Brandon, Stephanie, Jacob, Robbie, Stephen, Michael, Rachel, and Heather; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister Cindy (Dave) Snell of Hanna City; daughter-in-law Michele Hunt of Peoria; Brother-in-Law Richard Edwards of Norwood; and his four-legged companions Bear and Lucy.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, son Gary Hunt, sister Judy Edwards and one great-granddaughter at infancy.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022n between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary.

Memorials in Gary’s memory may be made to TAPS.

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5:00 PM 1/17/2022 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/17/2022 7:00:00 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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