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Roland E. Waggoner

3/20/1943 - 5/10/2020

PEKIN ~ Roland “Ronnie” Eugene Waggoner, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 8:04 a.m. Sunday, May 10, 2020 at his home.

He was born March 20, 1943 in Pekin to Ollie Richard and Esta Leona (Holler) Waggoner. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jerry and Richard Waggoner; one sister, Shirley Manor and two nieces.

He is survived by one brother, Donald Waggoner of San Jose and several nieces and nephews.

Ronnie was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army.

He had worked at Hardees, Holiday Inn and Leisure Hills Nursing Home. He had last worked at United Facilities in East Peoria, retiring in 1999.

Ronnie was an avid antique collector.

His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020 at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. Pastor Randy Justus will officiate. Military rites will be provided by the United States Army.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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