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Walter Carrington

3/15/1943 - 11/12/2019

PEORIA ~ Walter R Carrington, 76, of Peoria, passed away at 2:34 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born March 15, 1943 in Peoria to George and Mary (Dills) Carrington, he married the love of his life Alice Decker in 1959. She survives.

Also surviving are one sister Debbie (Donald) Mckinley of Pekin; three sisters-in-law, Lottie, Ruthie and Stella; two brothers-in-law, George and Butch; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ellen Ross and Georgia Rubel.

Walter worked for WABCO for 28 years. He last worked for Neighborhood House, driving for Meals on Wheels.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and driving in his free time.

A Celebration of Walter’s life and burial will be held at a later date at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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

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