Gordon O. Sweatt, 62, of East Peoria, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 7, 2019 in East Peoria due to an accidental electrocution.
He was born on December 28, 1956 in Canton, Ohio the son of Clayton and Juanita Leach Sweatt. He married Sue Balentine on January 10, 1976, in East Peoria.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter Mandy (Duane) Hays of Pekin, IL and one son Mickey (Beth) Sweatt of Creve Coeur, IL. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Jessie Young, Caitlyn Lynch, Coulton Young, Ashlyn Sweatt and Cooper Sweatt, along with five great grand-children. Also surviving are two sisters, Debbie (John) Sheldon and Diane (Joe) McHenry, both of East Peoria. His parents and one brother David preceded him in death.
Gordon worked for Rohn Manufacturing in Bellevue for 25 years. He was an avid racing fan, including dirt track and NASCAR. He also enjoyed camping and anything outdoors. Gordon had an energetic passion for life, but what he enjoyed most of all was spending time with his family and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, September 13, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the funeral home. Pastor Keith Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery in Morton, IL.
Memorials in his name may be given to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate or to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. To share a memory or send a condolence, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com.