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Theo York

January 16, 1959 June 10, 2019
Theo York
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Obituary for Theo York

Theo York, 60, of Palestine, IL died at 4:20 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Deaconness Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN. He was born on January 16, 1959 in Robinson, IL; the son of Allen York and Ellen Jane (Sullivan) York; both of whom preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his son, Brian Spicer, and by his brother Denny York.

He married Joyce Miller on September 7, 1991 and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Ashlee Davis (MS), Stephanie Harvey (Monticello, IL) and Bradley & Erika Spicer (Sheridan, IN); by his grandchildren, Jaydan, Braydon, Sydni, Sofia, Sylvia, Jathen, and Grayson; by his siblings, Kay & Ron Sullivan (Hardinville, IL), Gary York & Kim Stephens (West York, IL), Rip & Penny York (Robinson, IL), Terry York (Flat Rock, IL), Orville & Diane York (Oblong, IL); Sarah Spade & Roger Kocher (Robinson, IL), and Larry & Debbie York (Flat Rock, IL); by his brother-in-law, Tony Spade; by his sister-in-law, Linda York (Robinson, IL); as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Theo grew up in Port Jackson area. At a young age he began working with his brothers as a carpenter with York Construction. Later, he started his own business, Joyce Construction. Away from work, he could always be found working outside on the yard. He was known for his immaculate yard. He enjoyed attending many car shows throughout the years. Theo most of all loved being around his family and friends. Theo will be remembered for his good heart, helping anyone in any way he could.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit

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Services are private.

Cemetery Details


Oak Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

13209 N 1650th St
Palestine, IL 62451

13209 N 1650th St Palestine 62451 IL
United States

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