Garry Leonard Pigg
July 21, 1936 – November 17, 2020
Garry L Pigg, age 84, of Gurnee, Illinois passed away peacefully at home on November 17, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Christine, daughter: Dream (Kris) Shaw, 2 sons: George (Erin) Tan, Martin Page, sister: Phoebe (George) Harp, 6 grandchildren: Henry, Liam, Oliver, Megan, Jessica, and Sophie, as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Horace and Liberty Pigg, as well as his twin brother, Larry Pigg and daughter, Judy Ward. Garry graduated from Joplin High School and attended Oklahoma State University where he graduated in 1958 with an MS in Chemical Engineering. He started his career with IMC Agrico and retired as Director of Business Development after 25+ years. Even after his retirement, he stayed active in the fertilizer industry as a board member of the Fertilizer Industry Roundtable. Garry had a passion for traveling and experiencing other cultures. He spent the majority of his life traveling in and visiting other countries both for work and for pleasure and lived all over North America, Europe, South America and Asia – where he met his wife Christine. In addition, Garry also enjoyed fishing, hiking, reading and building things in his shop in his free time.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services will be held privately. An in-person remembrance will be held in Joplin, Missouri at a later date.
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Garry Leonard Pigg
Skip and Irma Miller
November 27, 2020
Our beloved Christine and Garry have been our front door neighbors for nearly 20 years! Today, we are missing Garry sorely. Through the years, we had the privilege of chatting with him about life and family. He was very proud of his wife, his kids, and his grandchildren. We hold the memories of many fond conversations with him. My husband and Garry had a common bond as engineers, both always busy attempting to fix something in the house and sharing with each other some of their work tools. :) We quickly learned how much he enjoyed people and how ready he was to help when needed. I remember setting out one afternoon to pick up my husband at the airport, only to find out that our only car had a dead battery. Garry was outside as usual doing yard work, saw my plight and in no time he had a charger over. Soon I was on my way and on time! Garry had a world of knowledge that unassumingly he shared. What a smart man! Still, he always made us feel important as he listened eagerly to us. He knew all our four kids by name, what they studied, their jobs and where they lived. He was especially delighted with the arrival of our first grandchild. We will miss Garry dearly!
November 20, 2020
I had the good fortune to have known Garry for 30 years and to work with him on a phosphate project in Peru. He was always fun to be around and treated people with great respect. I will miss him.
Best regards to his family.
November 19, 2020
My condolences to Garry's family. Garry was part of our group during the development of the feasibility engineering of the phosphate project. Very good times with him and the extraordinary group of professionals.
I can only thank to Garry and everyone for your teachings and for the moments we shared. I keep with me a piece of paper that Garry gave to me, and it summarize the all knowledge that he teached to me. We are chemical engineers so I enjoyed all the time to talk with him.
Thank you Garry!!, one day I will see to you in order to talk about chemical engineering again.