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LaVurl "Cowboy" Grace

Monday, September 12th, 1932 Sunday, January 13th, 2019

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Obituary for LaVurl "Cowboy" L. Grace

LaVurl L. "Cowboy" Grace, 86, formerly of Gorham, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Chester.

L. L. was born on September 12, 1932, in Gorham, Illinois, to Shirley W. and Effie L. (Hublers) Grace. He was a graduate of Gorham High School.

He had served in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Air Force Security Police. He retired as a Master Sergeant after twenty years of service with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. He also retired from the Department of Corrections at Menard after twenty years of service. He served six years as a water and sewer superintendent for the Village of Gorham and over forty years as a trustee of the Goodbread Cemetery.

Mr. Grace was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association and the American Legion Post # 0480 of Steeleville.

LaVurl married Carol Jean (Mitchell) on December 2, 1954, in Fairbanks, Alaska, and she preceded him in death on December 4, 2001.

He is survived by two sons and wives Jeffrey and Rita Grace of Royalton and Thomas and Judy Grace of Percy;

daughter in law Wanda Kranawetter-Korando of Jacob;

three grandchildren Richard Grace, Brittany Grace of Elkville, and Toby Stephens of Willisville;

and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carol, son Richard, grandson Daniel, infant sister Coy Grace, and four brothers Arthur, Melvin, Lavern, and Joe, and daughter in law LaRonda.

As per his request his body was cremated. There will be no visitation. Gravesite services will be at 11 a.m.
Friday, January 18, 2019, at Goodbread Cemetery with Rev. Robert Gray officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Paul Stout American Legion Post # 127. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Goodbread Cemetery, P. O. Box 103, Gorham, IL 62940, to which Mr. Grace was very dedicated. For more information, please visit http://www.pettettfuneralhome.com.

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  • Service

    Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Gravesite Services at Goodbread Cemetery
    Gorham
    GORHAM, IL
    Friday, January 18th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Rev. Robert Gray
  • Interment

    Goodbread Cemetery

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