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8/19/2017 11:33:00 AM
John Richard Childress
June 22, 1932 - August 16, 2017

John Richard Childress, 85, of Jacksonville passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois. He was born on June 22, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of John and Valentina (Madden) Childress.

Surviving are his brothers: William Childress of Rockford, Illinois, Stephen Courtney of Taylorville, Illinois; Sisters: Linda Tomei of Taylorville, Marina Larzo of Manahawkin, New Jersey; one niece and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister: Shirley Benedict.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, Illinois, with pastor Becky Lembke officiating.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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