Jesse S. Pilcher, 78, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at his home in Woodstock.
He was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Galesburg, to Jesse and Lillian (Long) Pilcher.
On March 25, 1956, he married Janet Phillippi.
He loved motorcycling, good food, going to garage sales on the weekends and making peanut brittle. He enjoyed old country music and movies, and he loved his children, grandchildren and the simple things in life.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Pilcher and Roger Pilcher; a daughter, Beth Ann Ramey; a sister, Clara McVay; and eight grandchildren, Diana, Jeffrey, Christina, Benjamin, Cody, Jamie, Madelyn and Annalise.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a son, Jeffrey, Dec. 1, 2012.
The visitation and funeral were held Jan. 5 and 6 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to the Colon Cancer Society.