February 27, 1930 - January 24, 2022
Homer G. Pilgrim, 91 years, of Columbia, IL, passed away on January 24, 2022 at Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis, MO. He was born February 27, 1930, in Russellville, AL. He was the son of the late George, and Annie, nee, Montgomery, Pilgrim. Homer was married to the late Shirley, nee Vahle, Pilgrim. They were married June 4, 1955, in East St. Louis, IL. She had passed away July 29, 2020 He was retired from Ameren U.E., St. Louis, MO. He also owned and operated Pilgrim Heating and Air Conditioning locally during the 1970's - 80's. Homer was a gardener and loved being outdoors. Shirley and Homer traveled to Florida on many occasions after his retirement. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara (Charles) Harris of Thompson Station, TN, Julie (Brad) Hornbostel of Columbia, IL; five grandchildren, Andrew (Charline) Harris, Anthony (Jennifer) Harris, Corey Hornbostel, Ryan Hornbostel, Derek Hornbostel; great-grandchild, Kinsely Harris; Brother, Fred Pilgrim of Russellville, AL, along with other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death his daughter, Denise Pilgrim, five brothers, Dallas Pilgrim, Clarence Pilgrim, Travis Pilgrim, Lois Pilgrim, and James Pilgrim; and sister, Susie Tubbs. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 30, 2022, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm, at Leesman Funeral Home, Columbia, IL. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 31, 2022, 11:00 am, at The First Baptist Church, Columbia, IL, with Pastor Jonathan Peters, officiating. Interment will follow in the Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to: The First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1200 Valmeyer Road, Columbia, IL 62236. For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com. Leesman Funeral Home, Columbia, IL, handled arrangements.
Homer G. Pilgrim, 91 years, of Columbia, IL, passed away on January 24, 2022 at Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis, MO. He was born February 27, 1930, in Russellville, AL. He was the son of the late George, and Annie, nee, Montgomery, Pilgrim.... View Obituary & Service Information
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