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LINCOLN -- George Wilbur Proctor, 87, formerly of Lincoln,
died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at Baptist Medical Center
Beaches, Jacksonville, Fla.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion
Cemetery, rural Lincoln, with the Rev. Julie Azbell
officiating. Military rites will be conducted.
No visitation is scheduled.
Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Proctor taught school in Lincoln for 35 years.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps
during World War II.
He was born July 28, 1918, in Raymond, S.D., to Lloyd and
Lola Dooly Proctor. He married Marilyn Percival on July 10,
1951, in Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one
son, Gary (and Julie) Proctor of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.;
one daughter, Karen Proctor of Westminster, Colo.; one
brother, Howard Proctor of Sacramento, Calif.; and four
He was a member of Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church in
He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University.
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Michael Leake Jr.
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LINCOLN -- Michael Leake Jr., 70, of Lincoln, died
Friday, March 24, 2006, at 11:31 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holland and
Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Warren Rogers
officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the funeral home.
Burial will be in Funks Grove Cemetery, McLean.
Mr. Leake was a retired Illinois State Police trooper. He
had also served on the Logan County Sheriff's Department and
the Lincoln City Police Department forces. For many years he
owned Leake Antenna Tower Service.
He was born Jan. 22, 1936, in Lexington to the late
Joseph Michael and Junita Eagan Leake. He married Shirley M.
Marshall on Nov. 27, 1954, in Chicago.
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Craig
Leake of Macomb and Michael Scott (and wife Debra) Leake of
Lincoln; one daughter, Stacy (and husband Rick) Bacon of
Lincoln; one sister, Elizabeth "Sally" Hanley of Wisconsin;
and five grandchildren, Evan and Georgia Leake of Macomb and
Brandon Bacon, Jade Leake and Kristin Leake, all of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one
granddaughter, Brianne Marie Bacon.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the
Railsplitter Antique Auto Club. He enjoyed collecting eagle
pictures and sculptures and had a passion for attending car
shows with his antique Ford trucks.
He never met a stranger, even in his line of work. He was
a people person who shared the gift of life even through his
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart
Association, American Cancer Society or to Davita Healthcare
Dialysis Center, 2100 W. Fifth St., Lincoln, IL 62656.
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