Gary R. Range, 75, of Greenfield, died Monday, November 16, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born May 18, 1945, in Carlinville, to Loyal and Dorothy (Jouett). He married his high school sweetheart, Janine Barton, July 22, 1967, in Greenfield, and she survives.
Also surviving are his children, Heather (Kenny) Witt of Greenfield, Adam (Ada) Range of Chatham, and Kelly (Tony) Kallenbach of Virden, grandchildren, Grant Witt of Greenfield, Cole, Alli, and Jack Kallenbach of Virden, and Alivia, Autumn, and Aspen Range of Chatham, brothers, David (Christine), Warren, and Billy Bob (Carol).
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Amber Hope, stepfather, Bill Allen, brother, Laverne, sister, Phyllis Sablotny, and sister-in-law Sharon Range.
Gary was a 1964 graduate of Greenfield High School where he was also co-captain of the football team. He began working for Laclede Steel in Alton after graduation. He entered into the Naval Reserves in 1966 and served his country. He returned to Laclede Steel until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion Post #225, Stuart Pierson Masonic Lodge #0050, the Tri-County Honor Guard and the Greenfield United Methodist Church. He was active in the honor guard for funerals, parades, Memorial Day ceremonies and Greenfield football games. He enjoyed puttering around on the family farm, working in his yard and garden and drinking coffee with his buddies at Shell. He never missed a chance to spend time with his family and attended all their activities. He especially enjoyed vacations in Branson with his family.
A visitation will be held at the Greenfield United Methodist Church from 4 until 6 pm on Sunday. Covid regulations will be followed, and the immediate family will not be present. A private funeral service will be held and burial will follow at the Oak Wood Cemetery with military rites provided by the Tri-County Honor Guard. Anyone wishing to pay their respects during the procession to the cemetery may do so along Walnut St. or highway 267 north to the cemetery at approximately 11 am on Monday. Memorials are suggested to the Greenfield United Methodist Church or the Tri-County Honor Guard. Please leave a memory or condolence at shields-bishopfh.com
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Greenfield United Methodist Church
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Tri-County Honor Guard
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