Gary L. Winchester

May 23rd, 1939 - Oct 14th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Oct. 19th, 2017 10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Oct. 19th, 2017 11:00 AM


McKinney Chapel

Thu, Oct. 19th, 2017

Gary L. Winchester

Marion- Gary L. Winchester, 78, of Marion, passed away at 12:07 AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Gary was born on May 23, 1939 in Williamson County to Wayne and Bernice (Albright) Winchester. He married Linda Perry in Williamson County on April 10, 1959.

Gary was a retired carpenter who owned his own shop for many years. He loved woodworking, preaching and watching his great grandchildren’s ballgames.

Survivors include-

Wife- Linda Winchester of Marion
Linda Ann Vojvodich and husband Nick of Marion
Starla Tolbert and husband Steve of Marion
Bradley Frazer
Jessica Boulton
Noelle Eldridge
Zach Tolbert
Great Grandchildren:
Cheyenne Page
Austin and Devin Eldridge
Seth Boulton

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother- Jack Winchester.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 Am, Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Rev. Kenny Blumenstock will officiate. Burial will follow at McKinney Chapel. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of service, Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Lorna Francis

    From: Goreville , Illinois

    Date: October 15, 2017

    So sorry for the loss of your Dad, Starks. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Guest: Louise Lockard Webster

    From: Lincoln, Illinois

    Date: October 16, 2017

    -I went to Robison Country School with Gary and Jack. Gary was a class behind me. I remember we thought he was good in drawing. We had an art exhibit in school one year and Gary was in 7th grade. He drew a picture of the Mayflower, we thought it was really good. I thought he had a sister named Terry but she was several years younger and I didn’t go to school with her. My prayers go out to his family.

  • Guest: Mary Bishop Martin.

    From: Gainesboro Tn., Illinois

    Date: October 16, 2017

    Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear about Gary. I have some fond memories of Gary in highschool days. May God Bless you and your girls as you go through these tough days. You and Gary married in april and Bill and I married in August. God has been good.

  • Guest: Bill Newton

    From: Sherman, Illinois

    Date: October 16, 2017

    Linda and Family, I am so very sorry to read of Gary’s passing. May God hold you close in his loving arms, and may He give comfort and consolation to you and your family in this sad time.

  • Guest: Chris C

    From: Flint, Michigan

    Date: October 16, 2017

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all your good memories outweigh your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)

  • Guest: Rebecca D Burroughs/Amilyn M. Gabbard

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 17, 2017

    Starla, you are in our prayers. Deepest sympathies to you all.

  • Guest: Suzanne Noonan

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 18, 2017

    Starla, We are very sorry for the loss of your dad. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. God Bless all of you.

    Suzanne and John Noonan

  • Guest: Marlyne Starrick

    From: Carrier Mills, Illinois

    Date: October 19, 2017

    Our deepest condolences from all of us, We have so many good memories of Gary. You’re all in our prayers, as we cannot he with you right now, you are in our hearts.

    Dee, Sharon, and Marlyne Starrick