Farmington – Harry Richard Vawter, 82, of Farmington, passed away at 6:31 PM on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Unity Point Health Methodist. He was born on September 29, 1935 in Bevier, MO to Harry Lee and Edith (Gilstrap) Vawter. He married Patricia Wasson on June 14, 1959 at the First Baptist Church in Farmington, she survives.
Also surviving are three children, Allison Vawter Ossman, Lisa Vawter Sheffield, and Scott (Beth) Vawter; six grandchildren, Rachael (Jason) Rockhold, Joel (Sarah) Ossman, Nick (Madi) Vawter, Hannah Ossman, Jon (Brittany) Vawter, and Drew Vawter; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Connie (Paul) Bugos, and sister-in-law Alice Vawter.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donald Vawter.
Harry retired as an electrician from Caterpillar after 38 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Farmington. Harry loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Harry served in the United States Army.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Farmington. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Farmington Area Library for a Alzheimer’s Support Group and materials for the library. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com