Henry A. Plummer, Jr., 82, of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.
He was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Tiff City, the son of Henry A. Plummer, Sr. and Lovie (Stout) Plummer. On Dec. 18, 1953, in Anderson, he was united in marriage to Sylvia Lay, who preceded him in death in September 2005. Also preceding him in death were his parents; five sisters, Elsie Wear, Frances Church, Hazel Roark, Fern Grossman and Faye Wear; and a son in infancy.
Survivors include: five children, Dorothy Gilman, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Stan Plummer, of Branson, Wanda Neilson and her husband, Frank, of Huntsville, Ala., Kirk Plummer, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Dennis Plummer and his wife, Noriene, of Bentonville, Ark.; two brothers, Joe Plummer, of Anderson, and Gene Plummer, of Deming, N.M.; one sister, Thelma Stockton, of Siloam Springs, Ark.; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He grew up and received his education in McDonald County and graduated from West Point High School at Anderson. During the Korean War, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp, serving from Dec. 5, 1951, until Dec. 2, 1953. He had worked in sawmills, for the railroad and in the mines. He had resided in Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada and California. In 1993, he moved from Trona, Calif., back to Missouri to make his home.
Funeral services with military honors were held Saturday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton.
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