|Birth: ||Aug. 4, 1927|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 2009|
PEKIN, IL - Byron Robert Busby, 81, of 313 Washington St. passed away at 2:25 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Pekin Manor.
Born Aug. 4, 1927, in Pekin to Robert and Anna Elizabeth (Greenburg) Busby, he married Lorene E. Royse on Nov. 27, 1959, in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Valerie E. (David) Slater of Peoria; one son, Brent A. Busby of Chicago; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Melba Jane (Phillip) Kennington of Sandy, Utah; and two brothers, Stanley Busby of San Diego, Calif., and Charles (Glenda) Busby of Tomah, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one infant brother.
Byron was a World War II Navy veteran.
A graduate of the University of Illinois, he worked for Caterpillar Inc. as a metallurgist for more than 40 years, retiring in 1992.
Byron knew the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior.
He became a truly good-hearted man and always put his family first.
He attended First Baptist Church in Pekin.
His graveside funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Pastor Mark D. Friday will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 700 S. Capitol St., Pekin, IL 61554; or to the American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.
Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 1/4/2009
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Jan 10, 2009
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