Gregory, Al


Died: February 20, 2013

Allen "Al" Lee Gregory, 75 of Pekin passed away at 6:53 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Pekin Hospital.

Born November 9, 1937 in Easton, IL to Donald L. and Margaret Gregory, he married Rae Stohr in California. She preceded him in death in Banning, CA.

Surviving are three sons David Gregory of Yucaipa, CA, Jonathon (Jessica) Gregory of Banning, CA, Jim (Maria) Geddes of Long Beach, CA; two daughters, Janice (Senal) Jayamaha of Gilbert, AZ, Diane (Jonathon) Harmon of Beaumont, CA; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and the love of his life, Della Gillespie of Pekin.

Al had served in the United States Navy for 30 years, serving three tours of duty in Viet Nam and attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

He was a member of the Teamsters and Chauffeurs Union Local #627.

Al had worked for Landview Management in the Ridgeview Area of California and then as a truck driver at Fort Transfer in Morton, retiring in 2000.

He enjoyed fishing, golf and working in the vegetable garden with Della. He also loved going to Starbucks every morning to get his coffee.

There will be no services or visitation. Cremation will be accorded. Burial of cremated remains will be at sea at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 4722 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria, IL 61614 or to Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois, 640 LaSalle Street, Suite 280, Chicago, IL 60610.

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