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Daryl Joseph Gildersleeve, 70 of Potomac, IL,

Daryl Joseph Gildersleeve, of Potomac, IL, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Daryl was born November 25, 1952. He was the son of Oral and Elizabeth {Morris} Gildersleeve.

He graduated from Potomac High School.  Daryl spent most of his time in Tulsa, Ok working for his brother Dean in his landscaping business. He often spoke with fondness about his time there.  He was an avid pool player, winning many tournament trophies even though he played with the handicap of having only one eye.  He also enjoyed fishing, spending most of his free time on the Oklahoma lakes near Tulsa.  Daryl returned to Potomac and worked for his brother Denis on his construction company until  he retired.  Daryl often talked about his pride and joy which were his dogs. First there were Kitty Hawk and Geisha. More recently he enjoyed Brutus. They kept each other company for years.

Daryl was loved and survived by his sister Pamela Kay Owens {Gildersleeve} of Potomac, IL. His brothers Stan {Donna} Gildersleeve of Rockville, In. Denis {Jean} Gildersleeve of Armstrong, IL. One son, Caleb as well as grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A casual service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac. Visitation will be 10:00 AM with the service directly following at 11:00 AM.  Pastor George Desmond will conduct the service and Jane Cade will provide the eulogy.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Daryl’s life.  Memorials may be made in Daryl’s name to the American Cancer Society.  Condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:

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