Gary William Dameron

May 7, 1939June 15, 2013

Gary W. Dameron, 74, of Collinsville, Illinois, born May 7, 1939, in Granite City, Illinois, passed away, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Maryville, Illinois. Gary was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Collinsville, Illinois. He was also a member of the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. He retired from the Harrisonville Telephone Company and R.H. Donneley Company. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, who will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy, nee Crawford, Dameron. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Dameron, nee Gorman, of Collinsville, Illinois; his children, Gary R. (Susan) Dameron, of Springfield, Illinois and Dana Buck, of Alton, Illinois; his granddaughter, Erin Buck; and a brother, Keith (Barbara) Dameron, of Marco Island, Florida. Memorials are appreciated to the Warren Billhartz Collinsville Animal Shelter or the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, both of Collinsville, Illinois. Condolences may also be expressed at Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois. Funeral: Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the funeral home with Brother Sherman Smith officiating. Interment will be held privately in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Sara Dameron

June 28, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I wish that I could have attended the funeral. I always appreciated that if we were anywhere close Gary always made an effort to see us. He was a fun loving person and he will be missed.

Steve miller

June 24, 2013

Jane and I are very sorry for your loss. Gary was a very good person.

Larry and Sally Allen

June 22, 2013

Mary & family, We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. We are remembering all the good Donnelley times we shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Larry Logsdon

June 20, 2013

Kieth, Sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a brother.

Anne Collins

June 20, 2013

Dear Mary Helen, Dana and Gary,and families,
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Gary's untimely passing. While I didn't know him well, what I do know is that he was a kind, loving, gentle giant of a man, with a sparkle in his eye, a wicked sense of humour and one of the most joyous and infectious laughs of anyone I have ever known. How blessed you all were to have had such a wonderful husband, brother, father and grandfather in your lives. I send you my most sincere and heartfelt condolences. His passing is truly a tragedy. Prayers and much love to you all.

Mark Altadonna

June 19, 2013

On behalf of all your former neighbors in Waterloo, Mary, we are all sorry for your loss. What a great guy! It was an honor to serve with him in Rotary and Chamber.

June 18, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss.
Deb Russell

June 18, 2013

I remember Gary, my loving cousin, as ALWAYS being cheerful and ready to enjoy a laugh. It's great to have a memory of fun and happiness when I think of him. He will be missed. Janet Crawford Gray