Charles L. McGehee (76) of Peotone


Published on January 7 2013 10:09 am

Charles L. McGehee, 76, of Peotone died at 4:30pm Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Charles was born July 25, 1936, in Paris, Tennessee, the son of Gilmer D. and Suddie M. (Cox ) McGehee. He married Marilyn K. Peckham, May 30, 1992, in Kankakee, Illinois. Charles served in the United States Army and was a former employee of the Ace Hardware Corp. of Matteson in the Maintenance Department. He attended the Manteno Nazarene Church of Manteno, IL.

Mr. McGehee leaves his wife, Marilyn K. McGehee of Peotone, IL; four daughters, Charla Brooks and husband Dennis of Newton, IL, Lynette Lawrence of Exton, PA; Renee Sparling and husband Frank of Yale, IL and Jennifer Sparling and husband Rick of Neoga, IL; one brother, Robert McGehee and wife Debbie of Taylorville, IL; one sister, Loretta McGehee of Springfield, IL; 11 grandchildren, Joel, Jeron, Jacob, Kailyn, Jaidyn, Braidyn, Samantha, Zackary, Alena, Daniel and Rayna.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, four sisters and two grandsons, Eric and Landon.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, in the Swengel - O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, with the Rev. Steve Massengill of Neoga officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Neoga Memorial Cemetery, Neoga, Illinois.