John D. Westray, 80, of Taylorville, passed away December 16, 2011 at 4:02 am at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. He was born December 2, 1931 in Clinton IL, the son of Earl and Mabel (Blinkley) Westray. He married Phylis L. Middleton on July 5, 1975 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville. He retired from the Caterpillar Tractor Co. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville. He loved spending time with his family and he was an avid sports enthusiast and he loved golf.

He is survived by wife, Phylis, sons: Mark (Sonya) Westray in Colorado Springs, CO. David (Jean) Westray of Eureka IL, Rodeny (Vikki) Westray of Clinton IL, Brett Mills of Harvel, IL, daughter: Terra (Chris) Daykin of Taylorville, Grandchildren: Steven Westray, Erica Westray, Terra Mills, Ryan and Hannah Daykin, Ashely, Keith and Blade Rachal, great-grandchildren: Dallas, Saint and Samara, several, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by parents, sons: Jeff Westray and Billy Mills; four sisters, four brothers.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 4pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Interment with be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, with Graveside Military Rites. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00pm on Tuesday, December 20, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville.

Memorials can be made out to the Trinity Lutheran Church: General Fund, 1010 N. Webster, Taylorville, IL  62568.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook at

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