John G. Gillis, 86, of Farmer City, died at 4:08 p.m. Monday (May 9, 2016) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Service: celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Farmer City American Legion, Farmer City, with Bud McMasters officiating.


Burial: Arcola Cemetery, Arcola, with military rites accorded.


Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Farmer City American Legion.


Memorials: Joe Williams American Legion Post 55, Farmer City. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is handling arrangements.


Survivors: wife, Marylou Gillis, Farmer City; two sons, David A. (Tina) Gillis, Roodhouse, and Tim (Deborah) Gillis, Hillview; one daughter, Tina Smith, Roodhouse; one stepdaughter, Stephanie Drake, Farmer City; two stepsons, Stuart (Diana) Drake, Cape Coral, Fla., and Stanley (Colleen) Drake, Nordland, Wash.; stepdaughter-in-law, Patricia Drake, Champaign; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, June (Bob) Douglas, White Hall; four brothers, Harvey Gillis, Washington, D.C.; Richard Gillis, Jacksonville; Fred (Linda) Gillis, White Hall; and Edward Gillis, Jerseyville.

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