Earl Moreland, 83


Earl “Glen” Moreland, 83, of Springfield, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in his home.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 10, at Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home in Springfield with Pastor John Shear of Third Presbyterian Church in Springfield officiating. Military honors were held in Camp Butler National Cemetery following the service.

Mr. Moreland was born Aug. 8, 1936, in Ramsey, the son of Earl and Dorothy (Harris) Moreland. His mother later married Russell Maroney who treated Glen as his own son. He married Judy on May 23, 1965, at the Third Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Hildebrandt officiating, and she survives.

In his younger years, he was very involved in the 4-H Livestock Program. He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Hillsboro.

In 1957, he joined the United States Air Force and served until 1963. After the Air Force, he joined the Air National Guard and worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation, retiring from both after 25-plus years of service.

He loved coaching his kids’ sports teams, bowling, Fighting Illini basketball and the Chicago Cubs.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Glen (Rochelle) Moreland; son, Raymond (Andrea) Moreland; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Anna Lou Hefley and Nancy Reynolds; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather; daughter, Tamara Hartman; and brother-in-law, Jim Hefley.

Memorials may be made to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.

Online condolences may be left at www.parkfuneralhomesinc.com.


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