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Larry Ray Dodillet Sr.
June 25, 1947 ~ April 19, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
Larry R. Dodillet, Sr., 75, of East Peoria, passed away after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at his home. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 57 years and his family.
He was born on June 25, 1947, in Flora, the son of the late, Lloyd J. and the late Sylvia (Birkes) Dodillet. He married Rebecca “Beckie” Hagey on February 11, 1966, in East Peoria. She survives.
Larry is also survived by his children, Larry R. (Sherrie Park) Dodillet, Jr. of Pekin and Christine Dodillet of Peoria; grandson, Austin Park; one sister; great nephew; four great nieces; one aunt; and special cousins, Bob, Ron, Mike and Lana and many other cousins.
He proudly served in the United States Army for two years, with 16 months in Korea as a Maximum Security Guard. He then worked for Dohrn Transfer in Peoria for 17 years before they closed. After that, he worked for Air-Land Transport for 25 years, retiring in 2009.
For many years, Larry was a member of Elmridge Missionary Southern Baptist Church, where he was a deacon.
Family was very important to Larry and his favorite pastime was spending time with them. Second to his family, though, was Illini Basketball. He was an avid fan and supporter of them.
Per Larry’s request, there will be no public visitation or service. Cremation has been accorded. A private memorial service will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s memory to Central Illinois Parkinson’s Support Group, St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis or Shriner’s Hospital.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Carle Home Health and Hospice for their loving care of Larry. They want to extend their appreciation, especially to his nurses, Jackie and Jamie.