Richard L. “Dick” David, 72, of Aledo, IL, died Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Mercer County Hospital. Cremation has been accorded and a visitation will be from 4-8 PM Monday, February 4, 2013 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Private burial will be at a later date. A memorial fund has been established and online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
He was born January 6, 1941 in Rock Island to Sonny and Marye Beck David. He attended Aledo schools and married Barbara Litwiler September 1, 1962 in Cambridge, IL.
Dick was a diesel mechanic working for Mercer Ready Mix and Dellitt Trucking Co. in Aledo, retiring in 1990. He loved to fish, hunt mushrooms, tinker in the garage and drive the country roads.
Survivors include his wife: Barbara; 2 daughters: Tammy Cokel of Galva, IL; Betty (Dennis) Clark of Aledo, IL; 1 son: Lester (Tammy) David of Aledo, IL; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a sister: Patricia (Don) Short of Milan, IL; 2 brothers: Roger and Neil David both of Bettendorf, IA; brother-in-law: Donnie Litwiler of LaPorta, IA, and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, son-in-law: Steve Cokel and 2 brothers: Jerry and Robin preceded him in death.