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Gary L. Weathersby

Published: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 8:29 a.m. CST

BRAIDWOOD, Ill. — Mr. Gary L. Weathersby, 68, of Braidwood, Ill., passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at his home.

Born Jan. 20, 1945, in Lubbock, Texas, to the late Billie Joe and Wilma (Henderson) Weathersby, Gary retired from Akzo Chemical in Morris, following 30 years of employment.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #241 in Wilmington, Ill., and also the Silver Oaks Golf Course in Braidwood. He enjoyed golfing, making golf clubs, and reading.

Surviving are his wife, Cecelia (Heylek) Weathersby, whom he married July 3, 1969, in Morris; a son, Billy (Tamara) Weathersby of Kenosha, Wis.; a daughter, Carrie (Mike) Katz of Batavia, Ill.; five grandchildren, Hannah Katz, Sarah Katz, Payton Weathersby, Hayley Weathersby, and Cody Weathersby; a special cousin, Sandy Cameron of Lubbock, Texas; and an uncle, Don Henderson.

Preceding him in death was one brother, Rex Weathersby.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, with visitation two hours preceding services. The Rev. Dale Tolly will officiate.  Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be directed to Kankakee Valley Hospice.

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R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd. & Crematory, Braidwood, is handling arrangements. Call (815) 458-2336 for additional information.

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