OBITUARY

Jack L. Gould

March 6, 1931June 3, 2021
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PEORIA- Jack L. Gould, 90, of Peoria, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.

Jack was born on March 6, 1931 in Peoria, the only child of the late Homer and Lena (Campbell) Gould. On December 30, 1951 he married Jo Ann Clayberg in Peoria, who survives.

In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by his daughter, Debra (Byron) Yang of Peoria; two grandsons, Matthew (Danielle) Yang of Peoria and Justin (Rachel) Yang of Washington; and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kobe, Liv, Jett, Xavier, Nikko and Kaia.

Jack retired from Caterpillar in 1993 where he was an Instrument Repairman. He formerly worked at Pabst Brewing and the B.F. Goodrich plant in Henry. He was a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran.

Jack was a longtime member of Memorial Christian Church in Peoria, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. Rev. April McClure Stewart and Rev. L. Arvil Bass will officiate.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, 2021 N. University St. in Peoria.

Burial with Military Honors will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Christian Church, 2507 W. Newman Pkwy, Peoria 61604 or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel.

Online condolences may be made at www.davison-fulton.com

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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 11, 2021

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Rick Hart

June 10, 2021

I enjoyed Jack's company at our monthly poker games for several years. He was a great guy and not a bad poker player. He bested me more than once when I was sure I had the winning hand. His wit and story telling made our evenings more enjoyable. I grew up on Albany St. (507) and always liked getting updates on the old neighborhood from Jack. I actually missed him & Jo Ann by 4 years--I moved out in 1959 and they moved there in 1963.
My condolences to all. He will be missed at our games.

Steve Smith

June 7, 2021

I worked with Jack for five years in the Engine Lab at the Tech Center for Caterpillar. Jack always was eager and happy to help with my instrumentation requirements for engine tests. It was always a pleasure working with Jack. He was a man of integrity and honesty. How fortunate the family was to have such a fine example of how to live life.. Please accept my condolence for your loss.

carol gridley

June 5, 2021

It was such a comfort to me when my Mother lived next door to Jack and JoAnn...just knowing there were 'there' for her. Jack certainly decorated their house and trees during the Christmas season which so many enjoyed. Just wanted you to know that I'm sending my sympathy and love for your loss during this time and always.

Carol Gridley (Jo's daughter)

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