December 15, 1957 - September 13, 2019
Mr. Alton Glen Garland, 61, of Peoria, IL transitioned from this life to his heavenly home at 11:10 AM on Friday, September 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. Alton was born on December 15, 1957 in Waukegan, IL to Glen Roland and Delores C. (Steele) Garland. He married the love of his life Sharon (Williams) Thomas on June 26, 1999 in Peoria. Alton gained four children by marriage and united his family with Peoria Friendship M. B. Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Claude Russell, Jr. Alton took great pride in his commitment to Peoria Friendship. He was a faithful member that served as a Trustee, a Layman, on the Men’s choir and as an usher. Alton had a strong work ethic that spanned over 40 years. When not working or conducting his church duties; Alton could be found watching wrestling and football. He loved working on his truck and barbecuing; but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Alton leaves to cherish his loving memory and celebrate his life his mother, Delores Garland Nelson of Waukegan, IL; his loving and devoted wife of 20 years, Sharon Garland of Peoria; four children, Charles Thomas, Jr., DeAndre Thomas and Senora Thomas all of Peoria and Sharonda Thomas of Clarksville, TN; three brothers; two sisters; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; four aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father; two grandfathers; two grandmothers; one mother-in-law, one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law; six uncles; seven aunts and six cousins. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Peoria Friendship M.B. Church with a visitation at 9 AM. Rev. Dr. Claude Russell, Jr., will officiate. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com.
Mr. Alton Glen Garland, 61, of Peoria, IL transitioned from this life to his heavenly home at 11:10 AM on Friday, September 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. Alton was born on December 15, 1957 in Waukegan, IL to Glen Roland and Delores... View Obituary & Service Information
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