Luis Gerardo De La Cruz Hernandez, age 33 years, a resident of Taylorville and a former resident of Vienna, passed away Wednesday morning, July 27, 2016 at 2:08 AM near Taylorville, Illinois the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Luis was born March 8, 1983 in Reynosa (state of Tamaulipas) Mexico. He was the son of Vicente De La Cruz and Rosa Elia (Hernandez) De La Cruz.
On February 8, 2009, Luis was united in marriage to Charlotte L. Everett at the Pleasant Ridge Church near Vienna. She survives.
In addition to his wife, Luis is survived by: his parents – Vicente and Rosa De La Cruz of Vienna; 2 stepchildren – Kiley Everett and Drake Everett both of Taylorville; a sister – Maria De La Cruz of Vienna; 3 brothers – Vicente (Cindy) De La Cruz, Jr. of Taylorville, Jose De La Cruz and Sergio De La Cruz both of Vienna; his paternal grandmother – Iginia De La Cruz of Reynosa Mexico; and dear friends who Luis considered as his own family, Bud and Rosemary McDannel and their family; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.
Luis was preceded in death by: a stepson – Devan Everett; his paternal grandfather – Guadalupe De La Cruz; his maternal grandparents – Marcelino and Guadalupe Hernandez; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law – Delmar and Paula Everett.
Luis was employed as a welder by B & R Construction in Taylorville. He was an avid outdoorsman. Luis enjoyed fishing. When he was younger, he also had enjoyed playing baseball. Luis had attended Gilead Church.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2016, at 3 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial will be in the Wise-Robinson Cemetery, north of Ozark.
Visitation will be held from 1 PM – 3 PM Saturday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorials may be left in the care of Bailey Funeral Home to assist the family with