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PEKIN ~ David Glen Burress, 55, of Pekin, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 at his home.

He was born September 18, 1965 in Pekin to Robert Glen and Beverly Jean (Hobbs) Burress.

David is survived by his mother of Pekin; his brother, Michael (Karla) Burress of Pekin, a nephew, Thomas R. Burress and a niece, Jennifer (Joe) Howard. He also leaves his stepmother, Mary Burress of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Life was a struggle with difficulties for David—more than his fair share. He found a way to rise above and find the good. A true, kind, generous person who was always willing to lend a helping hand or a quick smile to brighten the life of others. He enjoyed sharing a glass of tea with family and friends as well as getting to know new people. In his most recent years, he loved helping and taking care of his mom including cooking for her and others.

He was a man with a gentle soul and will be truly missed.

His graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Pastor Cheryl Sherwood will officiate. No visitation is planned. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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