Gary L. File, age 70, of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday, August 23, in his home. Funeral services for 70 year-old Gary L. File will be Friday, August 28, at 10:00 a.m., in the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, August 27, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Robinson Cemetery or the Pocahontas Community Center.
Gary was born June 23, 1945, to Lawrence and Dorothy (nee Clayton) File in Highland, IL. On March 2, 1968, he married Evelyn “Sue” Hock at Immaculate Conception Church, Pierron, IL.
He was a family man and loved his grandkids. He enjoyed the outdoors hunting and fishing. He was a Chicago Cubs baseball fan and liked westerns. He worked for Basler Electric Company for 49 years, starting at age18.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn “Sue” File, Pocahontas, IL; his daughter, Donna (Charlie) Kalous, Pocahontas, IL; his son, David A. File, Pocahontas; grandchildren, Brianna and Adam Kalous; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Dorothy File; brothers, Don File and Joe File.