Harry Ronald Minniear, age 81, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed away on Monday, January 03, 2022 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born on January 16, 1940 in Knox County, Indiana, the son of Alfred and Opal (Sanneman) Minniear. He married Barbara (Kiser) York Jones on November 18, 1988, and she survives.
Harry served in the United States Army for 12 years, which included the Vietnam War. He enjoyed his time in the Army and was proud to have served. After being discharged from the Army in 1968, Harry worked at Snap On Tools in Mt. Carmel, Illinois for 34 years. During his career at Snap On, Harry worked in the Machine Shop, Quality Control, and in the Tool Room. Harry’s hobbies included woodworking and he made several nice things over the years for family and friends. He also spent many hours researching family history. He was a member of the VFW in Mt. Carmel.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Dallas Minniear and wife, Nina.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; three children, Harry ‘Bub’ Minniear and wife, Toni of Michigan, Kim Minniear of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, and Jill Minniear of Evansville, Indiana; two step-children, Andrea Allen and husband, Lavern of Evansville, Indiana and Kathy Robb and husband, Larry of New Jersey; two brothers, Jim Minniear of Lawrenceville, Illinois and Linden Minniear and wife, Nancy of Florida; five grandchildren, Tiffani Straw, Tara Peradotto-Zachary, Cody Peradotto, Matthew Minniear, and Meaghan Riddle; four step-grandchildren, Tyler Robb, Madison Robb, Kendra Myers, and Kayla Allen; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be on Monday from 10:00 AM until the service hour of 11:00 AM CST at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Gilead Cemetery, south of Sumner.