In loving memory of

Larry Daniel Rilea
November 30, 1961 - July 30, 2022

Larry Daniel Rilea
Canton - Larry Daniel Rilea, 60, of Canton, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago.
He was born on November 30, 1961, in Moline, Illinois, to his parents June and Larry Dean. His Father Larry Dean and his Dad Ronald Hammond preceded him in death.
He is survived by his son Larry Carl Rilea of Canton, Mother June Hammond of Canton, Sisters, Echo (Bill Bush) Wilson, of Peoria, Marcena (Amee Adkins) Gabrielson of Georgia, and Kathy Owens. Also surviving are step siblings, David, Mark, Bruce Tamara, Ron, Crystal, and Chip.
Larry earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University in 2000. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton where he volunteered as a guitarist for Rejoicing Spirits. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Canton. Larry was man of many talents. He was a skilled musician, writer, artist, and photographer as well as computer technician. He was a joyful man with an exceptional sense of humor and wit. Larry faced his many adversities with courage and grace. He was selfless, boundless, and his goodness was felt by everyone. He was one of a kind. May he "ROCK ON" in our hearts forever.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday August 6, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton at 11:00 a.m., where visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. A livestream will be held of the funeral services at 11:00 a.m., at

Memorials may be made to the family to assist with expenses.
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Dawn Graham Morgan wrote on Aug 6, 2022:

"To family of Larry Rilea, please know the Graham family is thinking of you at the time of your loss. He was often present at our gatherings and we enjoyed his sense of humor and generosity to family members. "

Randy Vawter wrote on Aug 4, 2022:

"I was stunned to learn of Larry\'s passing. I understood Larry was struggling physically and now his struggles have been relieved with the grace of God. To Larry\'s family, I cannot imagine the broken hearts you must be enduring. May the good lord grant you all comfort and peace."

Tony Long wrote on Aug 4, 2022:

"To Our Lovely Friend June Hammond an All her family ? members Our Thoughts and Prayers an Our Hearts are with you at this sorrowful time to hear that Larry\'s Life Journey has come to thee end but we all know LARRY\'S AT PEACE AN REST NOW IN HIS SAVIORS ARMS, Love you ?? Sandy n tony, PEACE OF JESUS CHRIST BE WITH YOU ALL!"

Kim Gillam wrote on Aug 2, 2022:

"June and family, we are so sorry for the passing of your son. May his memory live on as you reflect on the happy times you shared. Peace?Dave and Kim Gillam"

Dave Leighton wrote on Aug 2, 2022:

"Larry was a friend of mine since childhood. We hung around a lot with Bob Howell and Rick McCloskey. I have great memories of our times together. Although it has been several years since I have seen him, he has left a lasting impression on me. He seemed to always be able to laugh, even when things were bad. I am so sad to know that I won\'t see him in this life anymore. "

Echo Wilson wrote on Aug 2, 2022:

"Brother, there are not enough great words to describe You. I was so lucky to have you as my Brother in life, such a kind, gentle soul. The World needs more people like you. I am not sure how to move on with a broken heart, but i know you are no longer in pain. Please watch over us and know we will miss you each and every day. You will always be with us. Love You, Sis ??"

Janet Edmonds wrote on Aug 2, 2022:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you and, May Our Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father who loves us comfort your hearts and make you firm. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 "

Amee wrote on Aug 1, 2022:

"Brother Larry, you are the definition of goodness. I am grateful to have the honor of your love. Heaven has welcomed a great angel. ????"

Linda (Anderson) Walter wrote on Aug 1, 2022:

"June, I am so sorry for your loss. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you & the Family."

Wilbur/Vicki Deushane Pettett wrote on Aug 1, 2022:

"June, I?m so sorry to just be reading about your great Loss! Please know I?m sending My deepest Condolences to you and your Family. My Prayers and Love are with you?"

Ronald Mutton wrote on Aug 1, 2022:

"It was great growing up with you we had alot of adventures. My love for the Beatles was all due to you. Love you bro"