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John M. Grey

August 8, 1957 - July 24, 2022

John M. Grey, 64, of Springfield, died at 3:53 pm, on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was born August 8, 1957, in Taylorville, to Arno and Shirley Dilbeck Grey. He married Colleen Wirrick on October 21, 2000, and she survives.

Also surviving are one aunt, Shannon Inman of Wichita Falls, TX and two cousins, Summer (Donovan) Hickman of Wichita Falls, TX, and Chad (Marsha) Moore of Ft. Worth, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one uncle, Jerry Inman.

John worked for the Springfield Park District for twenty-seven years, and especially enjoyed working at the Henson Robinson Zoo as a zookeeper, and later in his career, maintaining the zoo.

He loved all animals, target shooting, music, and a movie was a must when relaxing. He had a great sense of humor with a quick wit, was a great storyteller, but most of all he enjoyed hanging out with friends.

Visitation: 4-7 pm, Friday, July 29, 2022, at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 7 pm, Friday, July 29, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Rev. Dr. Glen VanderKloot officiating.

A private family graveside will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Benld Adopt-A-Pet, 807 Stewart Ave, Benld, IL 62009.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, July 29, 2022

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Friday, July 29, 2022

Time: 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Roselawn Memorial Park

Address:

1735 S Camp Butler Rd
Springfield, IL 62707

(217) 525-1661 Map

A private family service will be held.


Memorial Information

Benld Adopt-A-Pet
807 Stewart Ave
Benld, IL 62009


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