David “Rod” Rich, 62, died at 11:10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital of Murphysboro.
He started working at Crispin Glass in Carbondale and went on to work at the railroad and Burning Star Coal Mine and retired from Ameren CIPS .
He was born Nov. 30, 1952 in Anna, to David Rich and Lucille Yates.
Survivors include his daughter, Mandi Gale Rich of De Soto; son, Stephan Shackleton and fiancée Malerie Mendiola of Round Rock, Texas; goddaughter, Teal Shackleton of De Soto; sister, Dee and husband, Jerry McKinnies of De Soto; special friend, Jo Ann Etherton of Carbondale; long time friends Kerry and Lola Jones of De Soto; special grand dog, Ockie Bodean; Michealla Rich, that he shared 32 years of marriage with; aunt, Gail and Tom Shackleton of De Soto; Glenda Acklyn of Carbondale; Shirley and Jesse Lee Aldridge of Cobden; Dale and Diane Yates of Chicago; nieces and nephews, Michael and Jeri McKinnies of De Soto, Kelli and Brian Bean of De Soto, Robyn and Jamie Turner of De Soto, John and Stephanie Bowlin of De Soto, Chad Parks of Herrin and Paige Lappe of Herrin; and many great nieces and nephew and lots of long time friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Lucille Rich; and grandparents, George and Eleanore Rich and Wilburn and Ruby Yates.
Per his wishes, he will be cremated.
Celebration of life services will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today, Dec. 26, in Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale. Masonic rites will be at 5 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Masonic Children’s Home, 101 Masonic Drive, Murphysboro, Illinois 62966.