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Graveside Service

Sutton Memorial Home
Saturday July 18th, 2020

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Donald Joseph Moutrey

Donald Joseph Moutrey, 73, of Keller, Texas (formerly of Taylorville, Illinois), passed away July 11, 2020, with his loving wife by his side. He fought a courageous battle with cancer since 2017. He was born on February 6, 1947, in Taylorville, Illinois, the son of William and Alice (Purkes) Moutrey. He married his high school sweetheart, Linda, on March 1, 1970. They celebrated 50 years of marriage this year. Don graduated from Taylorville High School in 1965. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He was a 50-year member of the Taylorville VFW. He was employed by Freeman United Coal Company for 14 years and retired from Pillsbury/Cargill after 25 years. During his career with Cargill, he was the Maintenance Director in Illinois, Virginia, and Texas. At work and at home, Don always loved a project and nothing was ever too big to tackle. Don was a quiet and unassuming man, who loved his family with all of his heart. He was a dedicated NASCAR, Dallas Cowboys, and Dallas Mavericks fan. And, he never missed an opportunity to purchase his weekly Lottery ticket. 

Don is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters Paula (Howard) Brown, and Lindsay Moutrey; brother, Ted (Colleen) Moutrey; brothers-in-law, Steve (Angie) Kocurek, Paul (Judy) Kocurek; nieces and nephews, Angela (Pam) Duncan, Todd (Gina) Moutrey, Melissa (Andy) Kerr, Kelli Kocurek, Shanon (Valerie) Kocurek, Charlee Kocurek, Kyle (Jessica) Kocurek. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob; in-laws Paul and Gloria Kocurek; and nephew baby Stephen Kocurek. 

Due to COVID-19, a graveside service with military rites will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating the services. Friends and family are welcome. 

Memorials may be made in memory of Don to the Taylorville VFW Post #4495 515 W. North St Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Linda & family, thinking and praying for you all. Don was such a great guy and we enjoyed getting to know him. His memories will keep him alive in your hearts & minds.

Dave & Linda Kuntzman Aug 16 2020 12:00 AM

Paula and family,
I was very sorry to hear about Dons passing. He was always nothing but welcoming every time we spoke. I never saw him without a smile! Our regrets
Mike Frey and family

MikeFrey Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM

Linda so sorry to hear about Don. I still remember our coal mine days when we worked together. My prayers are with you and your family.

thomas l phillips Jul 20 2020 12:00 AM

Linda & girls,
Our deepest sympathy from all of the Elliott family. We were blessed to have grown up next door to the Moutrey family on Oak Street. We were like family and I will always remember Dons contagious smile! Such sad news and gone too soon! You all are in our thoughts and prayers!

Karen Elliott Calandro Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

Bob & Leslie Taylor
Dear Linda & family,
We were so sad to hear of Don's death. He was such a nice person & will be deeply missed.
Love to you.
Bob & Leslie

Leslie Taylor Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

Linda, I was so very sorry to hear about Don. Thinking of you and your family.

Gail Bryan Dees

Gail Bryan Dees Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

I had the privilege of getting to know Don after becoming dear friends with the love of his life, Linda soon after we both moved to Texas. Then even better as time went on and we went out with them as couples. He was a one of the hardest working, most wonderful, compassionate, humble, quiet, funny and meticulous persons I've ever met. So many things come to mind.... how he'd stock up on gatorade to have and share with the little neighbor girl who'd come and visit with him over a bottle of Gatorade, how he'd spoil my dogs when they'd watch them when we were away countless times over the past 20 years, by frying him eggs(microwaving like I did wasn't good enough) and giving them all sorts of delicious treats like steak, and let them crowd his legs on his ottoman so they could lay closer to him while he was watching tv, how I was freaking out to Linda that I had done a bad job on recovering my dining chairs and wasnt going to have time to redo them before a bridal shower.....within a couple hours here comes Don, pops all the seats off, takes the material, and takes them home recovers them and has them back the next day.....and they were perfect! Don knew how to do everything, and he was meticulous about everything he did! My favorite thing about him was how well he loved my dear friend, Linda and his girls.....and how dedicated they were to each other. We will miss you so much, but rejoice that your long suffering is finally over.

Peg and Rick Jablonski Jul 16 2020 12:00 AM

Linda, Paula and Lindsay.
Please accept my sincere condolences and sadness at the loss of your beloved husband and father. My prayers are with all of you.
Marlane Miller

Marlane Miller Jul 16 2020 12:00 AM

Linda & family,
Always considered Don a friend and had much respect for him as a coal miner. My sympathy for you and prayers.

Mike Aden Jul 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Moutrey

Toni Marucco Jul 16 2020 12:00 AM

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