Marion-Ray Junior Shadowens, 73, passed away at 11:22am on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Herrin Hospital.
Ray was born on February 25, 1942 in Marion to Walter and Louise (Harmon) Shadowens. He married Wilma McCormick in Marion on October 18, 1962. She survives of Marion.
Ray worked for Peabody Coal Company for 26 years. He was a lifetime member of the Eagles Club and a member of the American Legion. Ray enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing and gardening. He will be missed by all.
Children-Jeffrey and Jackie Shadowens of Marion, Brian Shadowens of Marion and Trina and DJ Pedigo of Benton
8 Great Grandchildren
Sister-Shirley and George Grisham of Marion
Brothers-Melvin “Bojo” and Shirley Shadowens of Paulton and William “Leon” and Brenda Shadowens of Paulton
Ray was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Michael Dale Shadowens and Walter “Eugene” Shadowens; sister, Lorine Kelly and Raymond and great grandson, Brantley Michael Jones.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:30pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. John Burnett officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will also be on Saturday from 1pm until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register please visit bluefuneralhome.com