Gary E. Lissy Jr.

BRACEVILLE—Gary E. Lissy Jr., 58, of Braceville, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at his home.
He was born Sept. 17, 1961 in Joliet. He was previously employed for BP Amoco for many years and currently employed for Cabot Microelectronics in Aurora, where he celebrated 20 years of service and received an award for working 2.5 million hours without a reported injury. He was a member of the Will County Threshermen's Association, North Eastern Two Cylinder Club, Central Illinois Green Club, Coal City Area Club and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #300 in Joliet.
Gary enjoyed John Deere tractors and attending local auctions. He was a hard worker and one thing he enjoyed more than going to work, was cutting his grass. Gary loved his family, which also included his two Boston terriers, Bear and Peanut.
Surviving are his father, Gary E. Lissy Sr. of Carbon Hill; three children: Ashleigh (Billy) Tarman and Aimee (Billy) Kargle, all of Coal City and Anthony (Kristin) Lissy, of Mazon; nine grandchildren: Devun, Dylun and Arieana Tarman; Ryleigh and Blake Kargle, Kaitlyn, Marlie, Preston and Grant Lissy and one sister, Michelle (John) Bolen, of Morris.
Preceding him in death were his mother, Nell Lucille (nee LaZier) Lissy and his beloved longtime companion/wife, Judy (nee Taylor) Lissy.
A drive-by visitation was held at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, Saturday, May 16, 2020. Interment was at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery with private committal services. The funeral procession drove through Carbon Hill past the farm, into Braceville past his home for one final sendoff.
The pallbearers were Dirk Paulsen, Don Klehm, Don Lissy, Rick Onsen, Devun and Dylun Tarman and the honorary pallbearers were Preston and Grant Lissy and Blake Kargle. Gary always contributed to many associations, Two important organizations to him were the American Cancer Society and any Veteran organization of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
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R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood was in charge of arrangements.,