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Gary Lee Doolen

February 6, 1942 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Gary Doolen Obituary

Gary Lee Doolen, 82, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 22, 2024, at First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, IL with Rev. Roger Grimmett and Rev. Curtis Flake officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 22, 2024, one and a half hours prior to the service at the church. Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, IL. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.

He was born February 6, 1942, in Vandalia, IL, the son of Wilbur Laymon & Lucille (Frisby) Doolen. He is a retired farmer; served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 during the Vietnam Era; was chaplain for the Patoka American Legion Post; a member of VCHS class of 1960; and University of Illinois Class of 1964; a member of First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, IL; and United Methodist Men.

He is survived by: Fiancé - Darlene Greenwood, Springfield, IL; Niece - Christine Self & Gary, Glenarm, IL; and Nephew - David Carr & Teresa, Greenville, IL.

Preceded in death by: Parents.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 22, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
127 N 4th. St.
Vandalia, IL 62471

Funeral Service
Thursday
February 22, 2024

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
127 N 4th. St.
Vandalia, IL 62471

Committal
Thursday
February 22, 2024

Fairlawn Cemetery
727 S 6th St
Vandalia, IL - Illinois 62471

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