Roy K. Peddycoart

Posted 6/30/21

Roy K. Peddycoart

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Roy K. Peddycoart


CLINTON — Roy K. Peddycoart, 80, of Clinton, went to his heavenly home on June 24, 2021, at 10:15 p.m. at Farmer City Rehab and Health, Farmer City, after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, with Scott Marsh officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Clinton Athletic Boosters or Compass Hospice.

Roy was born in Tuscola, Ill. on October 24, 1940, the son of Eugene and Lois E. (Hawkins) Peddycoart. He married Helen Geist in 1959. He later married Karen (Koons) Welch on November 9, 2000, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Welch, Clinton; children, Mark (Tina) Peddycoart, Beardstown, Ill., and Tish (David) McCafferty, Rochester, Ill.; stepsons, Gary Welch, Clinton, and Chris (Amy) Welch, Decatur, ; grandchildren Lucas and Chloe McCafferty, Justin, Alison, Laura, and Becky Peddycoart, Stacey Barreras, Jessica (Aaron) Pilkington and Clayton Welch. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, and two brothers, David Peddycoart, Springfield, and Robert (Judy) Peddycoart, Indianapolis, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Randall Peddycoart.

Roy was a welder; he worked at Allis Chalmers, Weavers, and Thrall Car. After retirement, he worked at Walmart and drove cars for Douglas Dodge. He loved golfing and enjoyed many golfing trips with family. Roy and Karen loved music and traveled to many Gene Watson concerts. Roy attended the First Christian Church.

Roy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed.

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