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“Guy, I remember playing basketball with you as a kid. I truly love being around you! Absolutely one of the best people I had the pleasure of...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jeremy Johnson - Springfield, IL

“Carol, Gene, Eric, Leanne and Aaron, I was so saddened to hear the news of Guys passing. I the have such beautiful memories of him as we all grew up...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: kim Sanchez-Connor - Springfield, IL

“In memory of Guy.Condolences to his family, in this difficult loss. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Compassionate Friends.org - IL

“I was so sad to see this. We loved Guy...quartermidget racing. He had so much fun. And he was so funny...I loved running into Guy a few times...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: June Mahan - Mason City, IL

“Gene, Carol and family......My deepest sympathy goes out to your family with the passing of Guy. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Cheryl Redpath - springfield, IL

“Dear Truax family I am so sorry to hear about Guy's passing.I remember my son Jeremy and guy would spend a lot of time shooting hoops together on...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Dawn Haley - spfld, IL

“Gene, Carol and kids. We send heartfelt condolences. We were so saddened to hear of Guy's passing. He was always a sweetheart with such a...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Earl and Lisa Suggs - Springfield, IL

“Gene, Carol and all the kids. What a great picture of guy. Such a great sweet and kind person. He has a special place in Heaven. I bet he's...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Redpath - Springfield, IL

“MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.RESPECTFULLY,JUDY GORDON ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Carol and Gene, So sorry for your loss this young man will forever be missed, but always remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Rena Nurton - Springfield, IL

“Gene and Carrol,Gale and I were very sorry to hear about Guy. We remember him when he was a little boy being such a sweet child and how he loved his...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“I know that a lot of people who are going to miss him. He was a great person and fun to be around. I will always remember him coming down to my mom's...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Diana Langley - spfld, IL

“Sorry for your loss Carol & Gene. My prayers to you and your family. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jeff Alexander

“Gene, Carol, & family I was so sorry to hear of Guy's passing. My heartfelt thoughts & prayers are with you all. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Regina Wingo - Girard, IL


Guy Truax, 46, of Carlinville, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 5:36 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015 in Carlinville.

Guy was born March 14, 1969 in Springfield, the son of Eugene and Carol Mathies Truax.

Guy was employed by Taco Bell for 10 years and McDonalds. He enjoyed baseball and basketball, and was an excellent participant of the Special Olympics. Guy loved life, and he lived it to the fullest.

He is survived by his parents, Carol and Eugene Truax of Girard; grandmother, Julia Mathies of Girard; two brothers, Eric (wife, Tracy) of Coppell, TX and Aaron (wife, Sheila) Truax of Williamsville; one sister, Leanne (husband, Stephen) Luker of Springfield; three nieces; and four nephews.

The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Girard United Methodist Church, 401 West Center Street, Girard with Pastor Mary Alice Cunningham officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics Illinois, 605 East Willow St., Normal, IL 61761 or Girard Samaritan Food Pantry, P.O. Box 42, Girard, IL 62640.