---- — Gary Lee Wallis, age 61, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 12:43 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
Gary was born in Centralia on March 27, 1952, the son of William and Marjorie (Pennington) Wallis.
Gary was a professional truck driver and last worked for Walgreens Distribution Center until retirement. He was a Christian and a patriot. Mr. Wallis loved collecting antiques.
Gary is survived by his mother, Marjorie Wallis of Centralia; two sons, David Brazell and Adam Brazell both of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, William Wallis Jr. and wife Mary of Mt. Vernon and Steve Wallis and wife Leslie of Urbana; a sister, Judy Wallis-Maier of Centralia; one grandson, Elijah Brazell of Mt. Vernon; and 10 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Wallis.
Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Romine Prairie Cemetery in rural Kell with the Rev. Randy Hayes officiating. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the L. R. Osborn & Son Funeral Home in Kell.