Nabors, Avon


Died: January 20, 2013

East Peoria, IL – Avon Nabors, 87, of East Peoria, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Feb. 16, 1925 in Fayette, AL to John Thomas and Esther Celestine (Freeman) Nabors. He married Thelma Evon Barnhill in Cairo, IL on July 3, 1945. She preceded him in death on June 1, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters and 3 brothers.

Surviving is his daughter, Carolyn Collins of Andalusia, IL; son, Gary (Connie) Nabors of East Peoria; 4 grandchildren, Stacy (Tony) McCabe, A.J. (Ira) Collins III, Caylee Nabors, Mark Nabors; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; and 1 brother, Charles Ray Nabors of Florida.

Avon worked at Caterpillar Inc., retiring in 1985. He was a member of Roland Manor Baptist Church in Washington, IL.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Rev. Steve Hardin will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening and also one hour before services Friday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Roland Manor Baptist Church at 2433 Washington Rd., Washington, IL 61571. Online condolences may be made at

Remmert Funeral Home

521 E Washington St
East Peoria, IL