Gary Wayne Waters, age 73 of Mt. Vernon, passed away 5:40 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon. Graveside Funeral services for Gary Waters will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City, Illinois with Pastor Randy Hayes officiating. For those who wish memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com.