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Sutton Memorial Home
Tuesday July 21st, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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D. Gene Tirey

D. Gene Tirey, 84 of Taylorville passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born September 17, 1930 in Taylorville the son of Cecil W. and Lela M. (Price) Tirey. He married Gloria Ditterline in 1950 in Alton, IL and they later divorced. He then married Shirley Crevits in 1974 in Edine, MO. He spent 43 years working at Willey’s Farmers Co-Op Supply Company spending his last 23 years as a Manager and the last 6 years on the Board of Directors of the Illinois LP Association. He graduated from Taylorville High School and also Shurtleff College in Alton, IL. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, Mound Lodge #122 AF&AM and the Springfield Ansar Shrine.

He is survived by his wife Shirley of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Sally Tirey of Taylorville, IL, Becky Gilmore of Salem, IL; Step-Daughter: Bonnie (Mark) Agnew of Taylorville, IL; Eleven Grandchildren; Thirteen Great-Grandchildren; Brother: Donald (Alice) Tirey of Albuquerque, NM; Sister-in-Law: Beth (Robert) Clayton-Shanks of Taylorville, IL; Brother-in-Law: Phillip (Cheryl) Clayton of North Carolina and Three Nieces: Donna (Dean) Schachtner, Peggy (Tim) Holland and Michelle Tirey. He was preceded in death by his Parents and a Daughter: Karen Palmer.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Inurnment will be in Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington, IL. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements in Care of Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois

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I just had a note from Bill Western informing me of Gene's death.  I had called on Gene when he was manager of the Willey's Coop as a Farmland Industries Division Manager.  I worked with Gene during his company's conversion to Farmland's fuel program.  Gene was a very competent and professional businessman.  A pleasure to work with Gene.  He was more of a long time friend than a business client.  A friendly, outgoing personality, Gene will be missed by his many friends in the local community and his friends in the petroleum industry.  Our Sympathy and Prayers for all of the Family,  Rich and Louise Connell

Richard Connell Sep 1 2015 12:00 AM

Sally, Becky and familes,

We are very sorry for the loss of your dad.  May your memories bring comfort and get you through the days ahead.

With deepest sympathy,
Jim and Pam Aden McGowan
Rochester, IL

Jim & Pam Aden McGowan Jul 20 2015 12:00 AM

Shirley, Rossie and I want to express our sympathy at the time of Gene's death. He has been an acquaintance and friend since our school days. We will surely miss the visits when we would meet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and his family at this time.

Al and Rossie Showalter Jul 20 2015 12:00 AM

We love and miss you Grandpa, you will be forever in our hearts.
Love: Jamie, Heather, and the Kids

Jamie C Bearup Jul 17 2015 12:00 AM

Sending our deepest sympathy to you Sally and your entire family. May your many happy memories bring you comfort and peace during this time and in the days ahead.

Jim & Rita Altman Jul 17 2015 12:00 AM

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