OBITUARY

Jerry Lee Plymale

July 17, 1944February 18, 2021
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PEKIN ~ Jerry Lee Plymale, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 11:53 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2021 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born July 17, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri to Lester C. and Ruby (Davis) Plymale, he married Connie Gene Howard on June 12, 1965 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Christine (Marcus) Parker of Pekin; one son, Steven (Racheal) Plymale of Pekin; seven grandchildren, Joshua (Brittany), Brandon, Kaylee, Taylor, Lester, Marki, Lindsey; one brother, Jeff (Teresa) Plymale of Sunnyland; three sisters, Darlene Osborn of Peoria, Muriel Ary of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Linda Lowe of Peoria; and life long friends, Melvin (Mary) Durre of Leesburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren Jerry and Jordan; four brothers and two sisters.

Jerry had served in the United States Army.

He worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 30 years, retiring in 1995 as a supervisor.

Jerry enjoyed spending time with and traveling with his family. He also enjoyed working on his 1929 Ford, collecting guns, Buffalo Bills Black Powder Club and took great pride in his yard.

Masonic services will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin, with funeral services following, officiated by Pastor John Plunkett. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

His graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Masonic Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Brittany Ozuna

February 24, 2021

I feel truly blessed I got to know Jerry. So many wonderful memories that will live in our hearts forever. He was loved dearly by so many, and will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to all mourning his loss.

Christine Ozuna-Thornton

February 24, 2021

So many wonderful memories--how blessed we are to have been able to share them together--and the many wonderful grandchildren who continue to love each other so much! Each of them is a special treasure! I wish I could be there to see all of you! May the Lord and His Angels be there in great Love for all of you and to represent those who could not be there. May He fill you with His Love and His Peace that surpasses all understanding! All of you His dear ones! Love, Chris and Mike

Christine Ozuna-Thornton

February 23, 2021

Remembering the unforgettable birthday/graduation parties for our grandkids--especially the one with the gorgeous tent in your yard--and the graciousness of inviting all of us out of your love for the grandkids. Also to see how the grandkids loved each other so much and still do! That is a great legacy of Connie and Jerry and their familythat speaks much more than words can say! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

Racheal Plymale

February 21, 2021

I am proud to be Jerry’s daughter-in-law He always treated me like family picked on me but that’s OK I picked back I miss his smile, his hugs, his humor, His laugh fly high and watch over everyone I love you Dad thanks for always being there for me and your grandsons and your son❤️

Traci Traylor

February 21, 2021

Jerry you always gave me a helping when I needed it with no complaint.you You were a true Lost Arrow Family. Thank you for being me and Scotties friend. We will all miss you! Fly High Jerry! Connie we are keeping you and the family in our thoughts and prayers

Dave and Deby Tuttle

February 21, 2021

Jerry could always put a smile on our faces. Hard working, dedicated to those he loved, a passion for outdoors. We will miss the campfires but will always love the memories. Deby will miss your hugs and who will wash my golf cart now? Love you buddy and will miss you.

Crissy Parker

February 20, 2021

Dad. You will be missed. Things will never be the same. We will take care of mom. Watch out for all of us from up there. We will be waiting for signs you're with us. Love you always.

Joe Coffey

February 19, 2021

Steve and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Fitzanko

February 19, 2021

Jerry was a good ex father n law. Always trying to help others out. Even though I'm a ex I will still will miss him dearly. Prayers and hugs to the family ❤

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