CARL DEAN MOYER
Carl Dean Moyer, 82, of the Illinois Veterans Home died at 1:00 pm Tuesday (July 10, 2012) in the home.
Born April 22, 1930 in Harristown, IL. Carl was the son of Charles and Clara Oliver Moyer. He married Shirley J. Mulvaney on July 17, 1953 in Decatur, IL. She survives.
Carl joined the Navy in 1947 at the age of 17. After his discharge in 1950 he went to work for the Mueller Company in Decatur as a lathe operator. In 1951 he was again called upon to serve his country in the Army during the Korean War in which he received the Korean Service Medal with 3 bronze service stars. Following his discharge in 1953 he returned to Mueller's for a short time. He then left to serve an apprenticeship in the Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local No. 146. Mr. Moyer was then employed as an electrician for Local IBEW Union No. 146 for 39 years until his retirment in 1992 and was a member for 59 years. He enjoyed his work through the Local and was on the Credit Union Board for 20 years. He also loved being with his Union buddies and bowling in the IBEW bowling league. He was a life member of the Findley, Il. American Legion Post No. 0409. Carl was an avid Cardinal fan and enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and doing carpentry work in which he built 4 houses.
Survivors include his wife Shirley; three sons Dale M. Moyer (Rhonda) of Decatur, IL, Mark A. Moyer (Darla) also of Decatur, IL and Gregory E. Moyer (Carolynn) of Atoka, TN; two daughters Debra Highley (Patrick) of Shelbyville, IL and Marla Pride of Decatur, IL; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and special friends Norman and Martha Huff.
Mr. Moyer was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Anna Moyer and a special brother-in-law, James Mulvaney.
A celebration of life will be held for Carl on Saturday July 28, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the New Day Community Church at 4191 Greenswitch Rd. in Decatur with the Rev. Bruce Jacobs officating.
Inurnment will follow in the Long Point Cemetery near Niantic, IL with Military Honors by the Macon County Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11:30 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to the New Day Community Church.
Arrangements by Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home 1435 State St. Quincy, IL 62301.