Gary Grizzle, 76, of New Boston, Illinois died Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Trinity Rock Island.
Cremation has been accorded. Interment will be at a later date at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be left in his name and directed to Wounded Warrior Project. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is assisting the family.
Gary Lane was born February 5, 1945 in Rock Island to Paul and Esther Stevens Grizzle. Gary married Susan Carpenter, together they raised two children, Carrie and Andrew as well as their adopted son, Paul. The couple later divorced. In 1999 he married Linda Stone, they were married until her passing in 2012. Gary served in the United States Army from 1967 – 1968, stationed in Vietnam. Over the years, Gary had worked at the Post Office in Momence, Illinois as well as in church maintenance. More recently, he owned/operated Grizzle Electric mostly installing and servicing generators. In his younger years, he enjoyed singing, and photography. Gary’s riverside cabin in New Boston left him much time for fishing, as well as bird watching.
Survivors include his children: Carrie (Buck) Stimson, Milford, Illinois, Andrew (Melissa) Grizzle, St. Peters, Missouri, and Paul (Kim) Carpenter, Watseka, Illinois; 10 grandchildren; and siblings: Mary Watters, Linda (Barre) Fields, and Robert Grizzle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Linda, step-son: James Nichols, Jr., and siblings: Lee, Jim, and Carol Dawson.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.