Alan R. Kilgore

Alan R. Kilgore, age 61, of Chestnut, IL,  formerly of East Peoria, IL,  passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Mount Vernon, IL.  Alan was a truck driver since age 16 and enjoyed a career spanning 45 years working for Standard Forwarding out of Decatur, IL and Maple Transportation in Bloomington.  He was passionate for Civil War reenactment serving with the 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment (NFP) and he was currently serving as an Assistant Chief for the Chestnut Fire Department.  Alan was loved by everyone he met.  He was a person whom, upon meeting the first time, you would feel like you had known him your whole life.  He was always ready to help a friend in need.  He is survived by: Wife - Carol Van Scoy Kilgore, Chestnut, IL, Two Sons- Daniel Kilgore, Fort Bragg, NC, Rex Kilgore & wife, Sarah, Sunnyland, IL, Five Grandchildren, Three Sisters- Sharion Webster & husband, Tom, Terre Haute, IN, Carla Koenig, East Peoria, IL, Karen Fennell, Saint Louis, MI & Several Nieces & Nephews.  He was preceded in death by:  Parents - Wallace Rex and Dorothy Dean (Ahart) Kilgore & One Daughter-In-Law- Michelle Kilgore.  Local arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY.  The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 pm Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria followed by a 7:00 pm funeral service with 10th Regiment Chaplain Randy Cheatham officiating.  Additional visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 am Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Cadiz, KY followed by an 11:00 am graveside service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the Land Between the Rivers, KY with the Reverend Norman Cotton officiating.  Memorial Contributions can be made to:  Chestnut Fire Department or the 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment (NFP).

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