Thursday, August 27, 2009

I am really going to miss you, dear friend.

Mr. John E. Paisley, Galesburg Chapel

paisley-john.jpg59, 402 Memorial Drive, Abingdon, died at 8:40 PM Monday, August 24, 2009 in the Care Center of Abingdon.
He was born December 24, 1949 in Galesburg, the son of Dr. Charles B. and Elsie Anciaux Paisley.
Surviving is his fiancĂ©, Cheryl Jo Peterson of Abingdon, his parents of Galesburg, 2 sons, Adam Paisley of Smyrna, GA and Ian Paisley of Louisville, CO, a daughter, Erynn (and Shawn Ratzlaff) Paisley of Louisville, CO, Cheryl’s daughters, Heather (and Mat) Warren and Amber Peterson, 6 grandchildren, and a sister, Mary Downin of Galesburg. He was preceded in death by a brother, Peter K. Paisley on November 17, 2008.
John was general manager and news director for WAIK for several years and has been the vocational counselor at Bridgeway for the past 7 years. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1968 and from the University of Miami.
John was a member and current president of the Abingdon Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. He loved the outdoors, especially camping and fishing. John loved to cook and was a great cook.
Funeral will be 6 PM Monday, August 31, 2009 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Kathryn Rust will officiate. Visitation will be 4 to 6 PM Monday at the chapel. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral. Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Rotary Club or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at

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