sizemoreJerry L. Sizemore, 77, of Mount Carmel, formerly of Lawrenceville, IL died on Monday, July 1, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN.

A U.S. Air Force veteran where he served as a medic, he owned and operated Sizemore Grocery in West Salem, IL for many years, followed by his employment at Bellessa Motors, Red & White, and Bryant Lumber Company. 

He is survived by his wife of thirty one years, Melba; children, Tim (Nona) Sizemore of Perkins, OK, Tina (Ron) Pressly of Newburgh, IN, Susie Knowles of Mount Carmel, Rick (Patti) Skees of Bone Gap, IL Robert (Debbie) Skees of Peoria, AZ, Ryan (Linda) Skees of Mount Carmel; seventeen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; siblings, Gene (Hellen) Sizemore, Carol (Vern) Yetzer, and Linda Behrends; several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may gather from 11 a.m. until the time of service, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in the Chapel of Family Tradition Funeral Home.

A Masonic and Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in the Chapel of Family Tradition Funeral Home Burial will follow at Lawrenceville City Cemetery in Lawrenceville, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jerry’s memory to the St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2001 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131.

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