Gary David Greeling, age 72 of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born May 19, 1948 in Carrolton, the son of Paul and Lucy Lane Greeling.
He is survived by his life companion Crystell Bartlett of Jacksonville; two sons Michael and Matthew Greeling; four stepchildren Tilford “Ed” Bowman of Quincy, Terry Bowman of Jacksonville, Tim (wife Sara) Bowman of Lakeshore Hills, and Tamara (husband Warren) Farrington of Damiansville; eleven step grandchildren Marissa Martens, Raeanna Bowman, Orion Farrington, Andy Bowman, Jenna Bowman, Matthew Bowman, Hunter Farrington, Krista Bowman, and Jessica, Devin, and Jonathon Liebig; one sister Pauline (husband John) Smythe; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Gary graduated from Jerseyville High School in the class of 1966 and later served in the United States Army. He was a member of Roodhouse Baptist Church and the American Legion in Albers. Gary retired after 30 years from the United States Postal Service in St. Louis. He worked at Wal-Mart in the produce department in Wood River and Beardstown, and for Target in Alton. He was a Boy Scout leader for many years, but his greatest joys were taking long drives, fishing, and camping with his life companion and friends.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life gathering will be held at 4 PM Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Roodhouse Community Park. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials have been suggested to the family of Gary Greeling. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellememorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.