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Theodore G. Opie Jr.

12/9/1941 - 1/29/2020

PEKIN ~ Theodore Gene Opie, Jr., 78, of Pekin passed away January 29, 2020 at 6:28 p.m. at his home in Pekin, surrounded by his loving family.

Born December 9, 1941 in Galesburg to Theodore G. Sr. and Grace M. (Yocum) Opie, he married Bonnie R. Duncan on September 14, 1970 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving is one son, Theodore G. Opie III of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a machine operator at Keystone Steel & Wire Co. in Bartonville for over 32 years, retiring in 2000.

He enjoyed watching drag racing, riding ATVs, target shooting and communicating on his HAM Radio in his free time.

Theodore was a former member of Trivoli Methodist Church.

A special thank you to UnityPoint Hospice and his wonderful nurses, Alyssa and Dawn.

Cremation has been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614, or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Center, 8600 IL-91, Peoria, IL 61615.

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