Harold E. Gist, 76 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 6:16 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill. He was born on April 21, 1941 in Jeiseyville, Ill. the son of Grant and Helen (Reese) Gist. He married Gwendolyn Stockon in 1970 and they later divorced. Harold worked as a factory worker, he drove a taxi in Taylorville, and his latest job was working for the Christian County Senior Citizens.
Surviving are his son: Harold (Terenia) Gist II of Taylorville, Ill.; daughter: Vivian “Missy” Lee Neff of Taylorville Ill.; grandchildren: Ashley Noel Basil, Ebony Kelsey, Jesse Perry, Brittany Neal, and Tyler Gist; six great-grandchildren; sisters: Mary Beauchamp of Florida, and Eileen Sallade of Indiana; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Virginia Traxler, Beatrice Skrobot; brothers: Elwood “Woody” Gist, Robert Gist, and Charles “Chuck” Gist.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 5:00 p.m. with pastor Chad Foster officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.