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Charles Pocklington, Jr.

5/22/1952 - 3/14/2018

GREEN VALLEY ~ Charles Joseph “CJ” Pocklington, Jr., 65 of Green Valley, passed away at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his home.

Born May 22, 1952 in Carlinville to Charles and Lucy (Pennel) Pocklington, Sr., he married Cheryl McCoy on September 20, 1992 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Lucy Pocklington of Carlinville; one son, Paul (Stefany) Pocklington of Pekin; one daughter, Shannon (Lisa) Sebree of Green Valley; one son-in-law, Carl Sebree of Pekin; three step-children, Brian and Billy Dennison and Lisa Isanhart-Utsinger; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Heinrich and Anna (Jerry) Wheaton; three brothers, Jimmie (Vicky) Pocklington, Edward Pocklington and Joseph (Sharon) Pocklington.

He was preceded in death by his father; one son, Charles “Chip”, III; one granddaughter, Anissa Pocklington and one brother, Simmie Pocklington.

CJ had worked at Caterpillar, Inc. in East Peoria for 35 years as a custom builder and welder, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the U.A.W Local 974.

He enjoyed listening to country music while rebuilding old cars in his garage. He also had formed his own band for 20 plus years, known as “C.V. Connection”.

His memorial visitation will from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. 

Memorial contributions may be given to UnityPoint Health -Hospice, 221 North Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL  61636.

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