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John York

September 1, 1972 — October 2, 2019

John York

John Michael York, 47, of Arcola, IL passed away at 10:43 P.M. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St. in Arcola, IL.  Rev. Cameron Davis and Dr. John Connett will officiate.  Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the funeral home.

John was born on September 1, 1972 in Tuscola, IL.  He is the son of Jerry and Janice (Ellis) York.

He is survived by his children, Emma Mae and Aden Christopher York both at home, his parents, Jerry and Jan York of Arcola, IL, three siblings, Connie J. Poorman and her husband Damon of Mattoon, IL, Tracey Trinkle and her husband Tim of Arcola, IL and Lesli Pierce and her husband Cody of Jacksonville, NC, aunts and uncles, Sandy and Steve Woelber of Mattoon, IL, Tom York (Chris) of Arcola, IL and Jean and Brian Tomlin of Arcola, IL, and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

John was a member of the East Side Church of the Nazarene in Mattoon, IL and a life member of the National Rifle Association.

He had worked at Nordco in Arcola as a Buyer-Planner for several years.

John enjoyed working with computers, he was a blue belt in Karate.  He also enjoyed four wheelers, playing guitar, playing crazy 8 and spoons with family, spending time with family but most of all his children, as they were the light of his life.

Memorials may be made to John's children, Emma or Aden York.

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Past Services


Monday, October 7, 2019

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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