Charles R. Ferrill, 66, of Morrisonville, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 10:10 a.m., at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.
Charlie was born April 9, 1951 in Taylorville, Illinois, the son of Kenneth and Mary (Cummins) Ferrill. He married Pat Donaldson on December 4, 1971 at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, Illinois.
Charlie graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1969, where he was the long-time record holder for points, scoring 46, and rebounds, nabbing 38, in a single game. While in high school, he worked for Stewart’s IGA and Ward Contractors. Following high school, Charlie completed a technical degree at the United Electronics Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. He then worked for Lowry Electronics in Chicago for six months, eventually leaving, because he missed the outdoors. Charlie returned home to be a full-time contractor at Ward Contractors. He would move on to partner with his father, and eventually become owner of Ferrill Builders until the time of his death.
Charlie was raised in the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, and attended St. Maurice Catholic Church with his family. He was a past president of the Morrisonville School Board and PMRA. He volunteered as a Little League coach for many years, and won the “God and Country” award as a boy scout. Charlie was a fun-loving, generous, family-first friend to all. He enjoyed fireworks, impromptu road trips with Pat, mowing his baseball field and tending to his goldfish pond. Charlie was an avid Chicago Cubs and Mohawk sports fan. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and attending all of his grandchildren’s extracurricular events
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don Ferrill; nephew, Jeff Masters; and niece, Kim Maxell.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Pat Ferrill of Morrisonville, Illinois; daughter, Carrie Young of Decatur, Illinois; son, Mark (wife, Lela) Ferrill of Morrisonville, Illinois; grandsons, Jamie, Landon and Isaac Ferrill, and Ben Young; granddaughters, Macie and Kendyl Ferrill; brothers, Rev. Jim (wife, Helen) Ferrill of Butler, Illinois, David (wife, Christina) Ferrill of Morrisonville, Illinois, and John (wife, Rose) Ferrill of Morrisonville, Illinois; sisters, Anita (husband, Dave) Gross of Decatur, Illinois, Pat (husband, Larry) Masters of Blue Mound, Illinois, and Kathy (husband, Keith) Vickers of Pawnee, Illinois; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, Ill. 62546.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 217 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 706 SE 4th St., Morrisonville, Ill. 62546 with Rev. Gerald Bunse, celebrant.
Interment will follow the funeral mass at St. Maurice Cemetery in Morrisonville, Illinois.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.
A funeral mass was held for Charles R. Ferrill on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, Ill. Rev. Gerald Bunse served as the celebrant, and Bob Montgomery, Mike Unser, Phil Deal, Steve Brown, Mike Bost, and Bruce Wilcox served as pall bearers. Interment followed the mass at St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville, Ill.