Thomas Michael "Mike" Foote

Mar 18, 1953 - Jul 21, 2021

Thomas Michael "Mike" Foote

March 18, 1953 - July 21, 2021

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Thomas Michael "Mike" Foote, age 68, of Clayton, IL, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, surrounded by his wife and children.

Mike was born March 18, 1953, in Quincy, IL, a son of Bon Ton Foote, Sr. and Jan Haislip Pfeiffer. On January 31, 1975, he married Gail Blincoe in St. Louis, MO. She survives.

Mike was a 1971 graduate of Quincy High School, and he received his associate's degree from John Wood Community College. Mike had served as a corrections officer for the Illinois Department of Corrections for 25 years. He retired in 2011 at the rank of lieutenant.

Mike was a member and Past Master of Quincy Lodge #296 A.F. & A.M. and the Quincy Consistory. He was also a member, a Past Patron, and a Worthy Patron of Grace Whipple Chapter, Order of Eastern Star and a member of Quincy High Twelve Club.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting trap, and boating. In his spare time, Mike also enjoyed reading. He will be remembered as a man of many talents.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three children: Douglas (Katherine) Foote of Fowler, IL; Heather Factor of Camp Point, IL; and Jacob (Brandy) Foote of Quincy; nine grandchildren: Jonathan, Zachary, and Elizabeth Foote of Fowler, IL; Alexis Factor of East Peoria, IL; Michaela Factor of Golden, IL; and Braydon and Branigan Factor of Camp Point, IL; Kaitlin Herbranson of Wentzville, MO; and Kelsee Moore of Payson, IL; his mother, Jan Pfeiffer of Quincy; his step-mother, Marilyn Foote of Quincy; eight siblings: Lisa (Andy) Morrison of Quincy; James Grue of Hannibal, MO; Bon T. Foote, Jr. of Mt. Sterling, IL; Lori Hogan of Quincy; Ted (Sandy) Woodyard of Billings, MT; Danny (Barb) Woodyard of Fowler, IL; Mike (Charlotte) Woodyard of Franklin, IL, and Cathy Woodyard Barlow of Golden, IL; two sisters-in-law: Billie Steinkamp of Quincy and Linda Reichert of Adams, IL; his brother-in-law, Jimmy Goehl of Quincy; his beloved dog, Ramzy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his father; his sister, Bonnie Sue Foote; his mother-in-law, Ruth Blincoe; two sisters-in-law: Connie Schmits and Brenda Goehl; and his step-father, Donald Pfeiffer.

Services: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021, at Greenmount Cemetery with Walt Wilcoxson officiating.

Inurnment: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, IL

Memorials: In lieu of flowers to Shriner's Children Hospital. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

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Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 11:00 am
Greenmount Cemetery

1701 S. 12th St.
Quincy, IL 62301

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