Gary D. Pryor (68) of Altamont


Published on September 19 2020 6:44 pm

Gary D. Pryor, 68, of Altamont passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont with his loving family by his side.

Due to COVID, a private family memorial and burial will be held on Monday September 21, 2020 and a celebration of life at a later date. Memorials may be made to The Whoo Hoo Sisterhood (The Jolene Arend Giving Fund) P.O.Box 142, Altamont, IL or to Immanuel Lutheran Church 203 E. Division St. Altamont, IL 62411. Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont is assisting.

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Gary was born December 22, 1951 in Vandalia, IL. He was the son of Dean and Mary (Depew) Pryor. Gary married Deborah Frederking on September 23, 1972 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont. Gary grew up in the Vandalia area. He graduated from Vandalia Community High School. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Gary was employed by Frontier Communications until he retired. He was a dedicated and hard-working person, but always took time to enjoy his family and friends. He had many hobbies: golfing, four wheeling, snowmobiling and most of all building Street Rods. He took great pride in his cars and attended many car shows. When he really wanted to relax, he would go to the beach. Gary’s favorite saying was “Good times had by all!”.

Those good times slowed down at the age 55 when he began his 14 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, but through it all he always remained the gentle, kind person we will all remember.

Gary is survived by his wife, his sons Jason (Julie) Pryor of St. Elmo and Jeff (Kristen) Pryor of Effingham. His granddaughters Jessika (Blake) Workman of St. Elmo, Jenna (Gavin) Greenwood of Kansas City, Kylie Pryor and grandson, Evan Pryor of Effingham. Great-grandchildren: Hunter Whitaker, Remi, Mason and Jaxon Workman of St. Elmo and Bristol and Leo Greenwood of Kansas City. Sister; Sharon (Butch) Reavis, Brother; Randy (Becky) Pryor of Vandalia and Brother; Rick (Kenette) Pryor of Brownstown. Mother-in-Law; Lorene Frederking, Brother-in-Law; Dave (Kay) Frederking, Sister-in-Law; Kathy (Dave) Corder of Altamont, and Sister-in-Law; Sandy (Doug) Heiden of Shumway.

Gary was proceeded in death by his Mother, Father, Brother; Mike Pryor and Father-in-Law; W.T. Frederking.