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PEKIN ~ Daniel Wayne “Dan” Whitley, 34, of Pekin, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home.

He was born August 6, 1982 in Peoria to Gail D. and Patricia (Reed) Whitley, Jr.

Surviving are his father and step-mother, Gail and Lynda Whitley, Jr. of Pekin; his mother, Patricia Whitley of Peoria; one sister, Jessica Harris of Pekin; paternal grandfather, Gail Whitley, Sr. of Pekin; maternal grandparents, Glenn and Bev Gerbracht of Peoria; one nephew, Luke Harris of Pekin and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dan was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Donna Whitley.

He had worked at Tri-County Irrigation and most recently at Staley Lawn Care and Landscaping, last working Friday.

Dan was a 2000 graduate of Pekin Community High School. He enjoyed shooting pool, playing disc golf and time spent playing baseball with his nephew, Luke.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Johnny Creasong will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Teen Challenge Illinois, 311 S. Olive St., Peoria, IL 61602.

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