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Eugene W. Lord

3/12/1930 - 12/10/2017

PEKIN ~ Eugene William “Gene” Lord, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 12:31 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Pekin Manor.

Born March 12, 1930 in Tremont to William and Ida (Kemp) Lord, he married Mary Lou Smith on June 12, 1952 in Pekin.  She died September 30, 2017 in Morton.  Also preceding him in death are his parents; two sisters, one in infancy and Millie Everett and two brothers, Willie Lord and Jack Moore.

Surviving are one son, Rick Lord of Green Valley; one daughter, Janice (Greg) Patterson of Pekin; three grandsons, Josh (Lindsey Brown) Patterson of Crown Point, Indiana, Jesse (Amy) Patterson and Nathan Lord, both of Pekin; and two great-grandchildren, Jepp Patterson and Lainey Patterson.

He had worked as a Laborer for Spring Lake Township, retiring in 2010.  Previously, he had worked out of the Laborer’s Local #231 for 40 years.

He was a lifetime member of the Peoria Sportsman Club and a life member of the Pekin Moose Family Center 916 and a member of the Pekin Eagles Aerie 1869.

Gene enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to Missy’s Restaurant for breakfast and watching wrestling on television.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Brad Martin will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Spring Lake Cemetery in rural Manito.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554

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