Gerald W. “Jerry” Blundy, age 86, of Silvis, Illinois formerly of Oak Run, Galesburg, and Brimfield, Illinois died on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Lighthouse Assisted Living in Silvis, Illinois.
He was born on January 7, 1928 in Brimfield, Illinois the son of Clifford and Gwendolyn Whittaker Blundy. He married Margaret G. Admire on October 29, 1955 in Shreveport, LA.
She preceded him in death on April 22, 2004.
Surviving is his son: Clifford (Terry) Blundy of East Moline, Illinois; one grandchild, and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and two brothers.
He was reared and educated in Brimfield and attended Brimfield High School. Jerry was in the Air National Guard for 7 years during the Korean Conflict.
Jerry first worked at Caterpillar for 7 years as a forklift operator and then for 30 years as a mold maker at Admiral Corporation.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Dahinda and the Brimfield American Legion Post 452.
Jerry raced cars for over thirty years and was a two-time national sprint car champion. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
Graveside service will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Brimfield Cemetery, Brimfield, Illinois. Rev. David Shreeves will officiate. Military Honors will be conducted by the Brimfield American Legion Post 452. Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church in Dahinda. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurdhendricksfuneralhome.com.