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CARTERVILLE — Floyd Vernon Leeper, 93, passed away at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at his home.

Floyd was born July 31, 1925, in Herrin, the son of Isaac “Ike” Frances and Leona Leeper.

He married Margaret Maxine Gooden on July 25, 1947, in Piggott, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2005.

Prior to his retirement, Floyd was a coal miner for 42 years.

He was a member of the Williamson Masonic Lodge 802 as well as a member of the Anaid Shrine of East St. Louis and Scottish Rite of Belleville.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Floyd Wayne and Temduang Leeper of Herrin; three grandchildren, Matthew James and Julie Ann Leeper of Terre Haute, Indiana, Tammy Lynn Minion of Oklahoma, and Chad Minion of Oklahoma; two great-grandsons, Alexander Rhyu Leeper of Avon, Indiana, and Landon James Leeper of Terre Haute, Indiana; sister, Loretta Cox of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Ruby Leeper of Herrin; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Rodger Dale Leeper; six brothers, Harold, Don, Frances, Carl, Alvie and William Leeper; and two sisters, Clara Marie Foster and Cleta Mae Shemwell.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Masonic rites will follow services at the funeral home. The Rev. Don Colson will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Masonic Lodge of Carterville (Williamson Lodge 802) and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 S. 13th St., Herrin, IL 62948.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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