MATTOON -- Gary L. Ptomey, age 63 of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 5:40 P.M., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at his residence.

The funeral service in his honor will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938, with Pastor Josh Butler officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Beals Cemetery. The visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00-8:00 P.M., February 6, 2018, at the funeral home.

Gary was born April 7, 1954 in Mattoon, IL, the son of Robert L. and Esther L. (Dobbs) Ptomey. Gary is survived by his mother, Esther Ptomey of Mattoon, IL; one brother, Mike Ptomey and wife Cassidy of Mattoon, IL; two nieces, Shannon Ptomey of Fort Smith, AR, Kiera Ptomey of Mattoon, IL; two nephews, Dustin Ptomey of Mattoon, IL, Blake Masse of Mattoon, IL; and one great niece, Riley Shaffer of Fort Smith, AR. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Ptomey, and one brother, John F. Ptomey.

Gary was a retired employee of General Electric in the maintenance department. In his younger days, Gary dedicated much of his time to sports. He made lasting memories playing for Little League, Mattoon Braves, 1969 Mattoon Babe Ruth World Series Team, J.C. League, and Mattoon High School basketball team. He was avid fan of New York Yankees and Greenbay Packers. Gary enjoyed visiting many of the local restaurants. He was the family joker who loved helping and giving to others.

Memorials in his honor can be made to American Heart Association, 2141 W. White Oaks Dr. # A, Springfield, IL 62704, or Truth and Grace Fellowship Church in care of Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

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