Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Gregory J. Stark, 58, of Hamilton

Gregory J. Stark, 58, Hamilton

Gregory John “Buzz” Stark, 58, of Hamilton, IL formerly of Keokuk, died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at his home.
He was born on May 25, 1961 in Keokuk, IA, the son of Patsy Ruth Stark. He was raised by his mother and his stepfather, Charles Best.
On June 27, 2001, Gregory was united in marriage to Sheila Williams in Keokuk, IA. She survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Jessica (Shea) Jones of Hamilton, IL and Amanda (Tony) Smith of Keokuk, three grandchildren, Drake and Abagail Jones both of Hamilton and Cylas Smith of Keokuk, one sister, Audrey Burgess of Kahoka, MO, two brothers, Terry Best and Dennis Best both of Keokuk.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Danny Stark and Charles Lonnie Best.
Over the years Buzz had been employed at Service Master, worked with his brother, Danny in construction and most recently had worked for Meyers Septic and Driveway in Keokuk.
Buzz enjoyed coin collecting, mushroom hunting and going fishing. He was a good mechanic and enjoyed working on cars. Buzz liked to take drives around the area and always traveled the back roads to see places off the beaten path. Most of all, Buzz loved spending time with his grandchildren.
A Gathering of Remembrance to celebrate Buzz’s life will be held from 5 pm – 7 pm Friday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with the family meeting with friends at that time. Burial will be at a later date in the Scandinavian Cemetery in rural Keokuk.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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