Born: September 02, 1952
Died: December 10, 2013
Donald Bruce Geary, age 61 of Centralia passed away at his home Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
Bruce was born on September 2, 1952 in Centralia, son of Donald G. Geary and Arline “Penny” (Heyduck) Geary. He married Janice Arnold on October 20, 1979 at Pleasant Grove Church in Iuka.
He is survived by his mother, his wife of 35 years; a son Matthew Geary of Edwardsville and daughter Jennifer Lehane and husband Christian of Orlando, FL., three sisters, Nancy Siegmund and husband Frederick of Centralia, Janet Mallinson and husband Don of Washington IL, Ruth Chandler and husband Steve of Durham N.C. and several nieces and nephews, and great nephews and great nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, son Christopher, father-in-law Eugene Arnold, and mother-in-law Marian Arnold.
Bruce was very active in the community, a member of First Christian Church, Community Representative on the St Mary’s Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, Centralia Library Project and the Centralia Foundation. He was very loving and devoted to his family and friends.
Visitation will be held Saturday, December 14, 2013, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the First Christian Church in Centralia. Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Centralia Foundation, Centralia Library, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and donor’s choice and will be accepted at the funeral home. Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com.