Gary James Stump, Jr.
Age 40 of Morris and formerly Richland Hills, Texas, passed away December 4, 2012 at his home.
Born July 22, 1972 in Cleveland, Ohio, Gary is a son of Karen M. Peterson (nee Kirk) of Morris and Gary J. Stump, Sr. of Enterprise, Alabama. He was raised and educated in Richland Hills and attended Joliet Junior College. Gary was a great history buff, who showed special interest in anthropology and ancient history. He had a love of computers and music, which included being an online radio D.J., as well as a videogaming chat room monitor. Gary enjoyed watching tennis and was a great Cleveland Browns fan.
Survivors include his parents: Karen (Dan) Peterson of Morris and Gary J. Stump, Sr. of Enterprise, Alabama; one daughter Kristin Stump of Morris; four brothers: Michael Stump of Dothan, Alabama, Chris Stump of Daleville, Alabama, and Thomas Peterson and Cory Peterson, both of Morris, and grandmothers: Betty Kirk of Malone, New York and Mary Alice Peterson of Morris, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Gary was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Roy and Alma Stump; grandfathers: Leal Kirk and Thomas E. Peterson and one uncle Al Kirk.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial is being planned for a later date. Inurnment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmstead, Ohio.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Gary’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Morris, 200 East Jackson Street, Morris, Illinois 60450.
Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com
Cremation and Memorials services have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd., 408 East Washington Street in Morris. (815/942-2500)