Vernon Lee Busby, age 56, of Sparland, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. Vernon was born on November 5, 1962 in Taylorville, IL to Lee and Carolyn (Kohl) Busby. Surviving are his son, John (Chelly) Busby of Plainfield, IL; two grandchildren, Clara and Joel; his parents; and his brother, Marvin Busby of Oklahoma. Vernon served in the U.S. Marine Corps 1st Battalion 5th Marines. He then worked as the Chief Engineer for Butternut Bread Company in Peoria. Vernon was a member of the Chillicothe Sportsman's Club and his favorite hangout was Lucky Dogs Pub and Eatery in Chillicothe. He was also an avid bow hunter and he loved living in the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe with military honors at 5pm. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
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