Allen Sailors, 91

Allen H. “Bud” Sailors, a lifetime resident of LaFontaine, passed away on his 91st birthday at 7:05 a.m. on Nov. 24, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center, LaFontaine. He was born to the late Russell and Mary K. (Hunt) Sailors on Nov. 24, 1923 in LaFontaine.

Bud served his country in the United States Army as an Infantry Medical Aide. He married Charlotte M. Murphy on July 12, 1943; she passed away on March 18, 2009. He was a member of LaFontaine United Methodist Church. Bud enjoyed attending Army reunions.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Diana) McNeeley, LaFontaine; Mrs. Fred (Katherine) Tailor, LaFontaine; and Ms. Neva Boyd (Stephen Keen), Marion; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a daughter, sister, two brothers, two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, with Pastor Brad Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontiane.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2014 Dec 01