Lyle W. Gee, 79, of Hammond, IL, passed away at 8:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at home.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL, with Military Rites accorded. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Hammond Fire Protection District. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lyle was born on April 4, 1942, in Bloomington, IL, a son of Lyle O. & Alma Ruth Roy Gee. He married Carolyn A. Golden on January 28, 1961, in Farmer City, IL. She passed away on February 16, 2012. They were married for 50 years.
He is survived by his son, Gary (Kim) Gee of Hammond, IL, and daughter, Karen (Danny) Eads of Hammond, IL; 4 grandchildren, Ryan (Paige) Cherry, Shane Cherry, Bryce Cherry, Dalton Eads; 2 great-grandchildren, Sydney and River Cherry; 2 brothers, David (Rosemary) Gee of Urbana, IL, and Dennis (Kathy) Gee of Bellflower, IL; sister-in-law, Paula Cosner of Urbana, IL.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Gee; grandson, Scottie Barnett; and parents, Lyle O. & Alma Ruth Gee.
Lyle was a retired electrician for Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. in Decatur, IL. He was an Air Force Veteran and member of American Legion Post 429, Lovington, IL. Lyle was a25 year volunteer fireman for the Hammond Fire Protection District. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, boating, working on and looking at old cars, and playing his guitar with his grandson, Dalton.