1928 - 2016

Jack Mandrell, 88, of Pekin, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at OSF Saint Francis Hospital in Peoria.

He was born Sept. 14, 1928, in Benton, Ill., to Leslie and Bonnie Eldridge Mandrell. He married Mary L. West Aug. 14, 1948, in Benton. She survives.

He is also survived by five children, Stanley (Judith) Mandrell of Pekin, Vickie S. (David) Masters of Oak Run, Ill., Cary (Megan) Mandrell of East Peoria, Sheila (Bill) Farris and Sonia (Kenny) Jones, both of Pekin. He has 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and one brother, Curtis Mandrell of Benton.

He is preceded in death by his twin brother, Gene; and one infant brother, Dwight.

Jack worked as a millwright for over 25 years at Caterpillar Inc. He was an United States Army Veteran. He was an avid Cardinal fan, loved watching boxing and other sports in his spare time. He was a master carpenter.

Jack was a member of the Church of Christ of Pekin.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Davison-Fulton-Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Paul Thomas and the Rev. Roger Lipe will officiate.

Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ of Pekin.

To offer condolences online, visit www.davisonfultonwoolsey.com.