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Miles A. Plymale

7/16/1962 - 3/1/2020

PEKIN ~ Miles Andrew Plymale, 57, of Pekin, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2020 at his home.

Born July 16, 1962 in Poteau, Oklahoma to David Miles and Eva Blanch (Pierce) Plymale, he married Crystall Lynn Johnson on June 10, 1980 at Cameron, Oklahoma.  She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Andrew Plymale of Pekin; one daughter, Christina Lynn Plymale of Pekin and two brothers including, Charles Williams of Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Melissa Ann Plymale and two brothers, Joe and Bobby.

He was a Christian and raised in the Southern Baptist Church.

Miles was a roofer by trade and was self-employed, owning Handy Andy's Home Repair in Pekin.  Miles knew roofing and he never found a roof where he couldn’t fix the leak.  He also had been a roofer for Benassi Roofing.

He loved to scrap and junk and was gifted at making Indian silver jewelry.

Miles was a member of the Iron Axemen when they were a club in Pekin.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois  60707.

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