Hazard Perry Dees, 69, of Taylorville, IL died at 12:30 pm Monday, June 8, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

He was born February 12, 1946 in Draggerton, Utah the son of Clarence and Dorothy Vaught Dees. He was later adopted by Eliza McGowan Dees. Perry had retired in 2004 from International Paper Company in Shelbyville. On May 13, 2006 he married Carol Ann Teter in Taylorville, IL. Perry was an Army Veteran of the Viet Nam War.

Surviving are his wife: Carol Dees of Taylorville; Children: Tom Dees and wife Angie of Taylorville, George “Fiddy” Dees and wife Kenya of Taylorville, Joe Dees of Taylorville, Step-Children: Rob Porter and wife Cyna of Edinburg and Clint Porter and wife Brandi of El Paso, TX; 9 Grandchildren: Chaz, Alex, Josie, Marcus, Lakin, Georgia, Paris, Kayla and Nicholas. He was preceded in death by his parents, adoptive mother and one sister, Dorothy Sweeney.

At Mr. Dees request there will be no services of visitation.

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

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