Junior V. Self, 81, of Wood River, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at VIP Manor in Wood River.
Born Dec. 12, 1933, in Gideon, Mo., he was a son of Horace B. Self and Hasrine (Arnold) Self.
He married Doris M. Geisler June 28, 1957, in Cottage Hills. She passed away April 20, 2000.
Junior worked as a porter for Shell Oil Co. and retired after 39 years.
Survivors include a son, Jimmy (Melony) Self of Mitchell, Ill.; four grandchildren, Ciera, Blake and Kayla Self and Matthew Groves; a brother, James B. (Patricia) Self of Greenfield, Ill.; two sisters, Lois (John) Michaels of Maryland and Brenda Lawrence of Alton; a special niece and caregiver, Tammy (Devin) Clendenny of Cottage Hills; a longtime caregiver and friend, Sidney “Snappy” Rice of Alton; and several additional nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his mother, Hasrine; father, Horace, and stepmother Reba Self; a brother, Herman Self; and an infant sister.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. until services begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Paynic Home for Funerals. His nephew, Pastor Mark Self, will officiate.
Burial will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to BJC Hospice.
Online guestbook is available at www.paynicfh.com.