He was a man of faith and attended the First Church of God in Springfield with his family his entire adult life. He worked his way up from poor beginnings to computer punch-card operator to a programmer, giving his family a better life. He also served his country in the Illinois National Guard.
He’s beloved and missed terribly by his daughters and his wife of 63 years.
His wife, Betty, and his daughters, Becky and Angie Gum