Richard “Dick” W. Childress (56) of rural Beecher City


Published on September 29 2013 11:55 am

Richard “Dick” W. Childress, 56, of rural Beecher City, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 7:07 a.m. at his residence surrounding by his family.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with one hour viewing prior to service at Liberty Christian Church, rural Sefton. Visitation will be held Monday, September 30, 2013 from 4 to 8 at the church with Masonic Rights at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be at the Springhill Cemetery in rural Loudon Township, Fayette County, Beecher City, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the St. Anthony’s Radiology Department, Liberty Christian Church or donor’s choice. Services are being held by C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, IL.

Dick was born June 24, 1957, the son of Vancil Wayne and Peggy Elizabeth (Sparks) Childress in Effingham. He married Denise Marie Daugherty on November 15, 1998 in Rural Methodist Church, Carlinville, IL.
Dick was self-employed as an electrician and a Tupperware Consultant. He formally worked in the maintenance department at World Color Press in Effingham. He was a graduate of St. Elmo High School, the Class of 1975. He furthered his education and received an Associates Degree in Electronics from R.E.T.S. Electronics in Louisville, KY., a member of Liberty Christian Church (former Deacon and Praise team Member), St. Elmo Masonic Lodge #769 (as a Master Mason and Past Master), and Union Local #391C, Effingham.

He is survived by his wife Denise; mother: Peggy Elizabeth Warren of Beecher City; sons: Kent Max (companion Micah) Childress of St. Elmo; Michael Wayne (wife Ashley) Childress of St. Anne, IL; and Jeremy Scott (wife Sarah) Gracey of Strasburg, IL.; daughter: Tina Marie (husband Chad) Foulk of Piggott, AR.; brother: Loren Ray Childress of Mattoon, and half-brother Robert Lynn Warren of Washington State; sisters: Marla Kay (husband John) Hockman of Olney and Lisa Jo (husband Jamie) Mossberg of Sheridan, IN. and Mother-in-law: Dorothy Daugherty of Carlinville, also 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father.