In Memoriam : Glenford Berrong

Glenford Berrong Glenford Leon Berrong - age: 79
(November 22, 1937 to March 25, 2017 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Noon to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellows Lane
Benton, IL 62812

Block: G

Glenford Leon “Bud” Berrong, age 79, of Benton, passed away at 6:48 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Marion, IL.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton, where Military Rites will be honored by the Benton American Legion Post #280, the V.F.W. Post #2671 and the U.S. Air Force. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Glenford Leon Berrong was born on November 22, 1937 in Hamilton County, IL, the son of Jake V. Berrong and Cecil Marie (Halliday) Berrong. He married the former Sharon J. Hill on August 30, 1957 in Palacios, TX, and she survives.

Bud worked as a carpenter for over 20 years. He previously worked as a coal miner, where he worked for eleven years at Freeman #4, and he was a member of the UMWA.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Berrong is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Sharon Berrong of Benton; a son Bradley Berrong and wife Nickey of Benton; grandsons: Shawn Blades and wife Penny of Benton, Billy Blades and wife Alisha of Harrisburg; five great-grandchildren; two sisters: Glendeen Chaney, Jeanie Smoot and husband John, all of Benton; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036, and will be accepted at the visitation and graveside services.

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Llarry Otterson - March 25, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
I'm so sorry to hear about Bud's Passing. He was such an out standing man. I ca't rememer all the things he and his dad Jake did for our family and my Grand Parents. He will be mmissed by many I'm sure.

Sharon Piercy - March 27, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
So sorry to hear about Bud. We sent out condolences.

Brenda (Hill) White - March 29, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. A small list of the qualities that Bud expressed to everyone he ever met. Every time I would have the pleasure of visiting Bud and Sharon, Bud would have to make some of his special peanut butter candies to share with everyone. A great man with so many wonderful qualities. He will be sadly missed by everyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting him.

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