David M Neathery
David M. Neathery, 60, of Springfield, died at 9:20 pm, Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born October 27, 1952 in Peoria, to Harry and Irene Schaal Neathery. He married Jo Anne Rademaker on June 30, 1979 and she survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Irene Neathery of Springfield; one sister, Karen (Rick) Harper of Peoria; one brother Terry (Debbie) Neathery of Springfield; one aunt; five nieces; three cousins and thirteen great nieces and nephews.
His father preceded him in death.
David was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he enjoyed singing in the choir and the Praise Team.
He was a Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Cardinals Fan and enjoyed golf.
He was a manager at the Party House and had previously worked at Wrightline for twenty-five years in sales.
Memorial Gathering: 4:30 – 6:15 pm, Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Memorial Service: 6:30 pm, Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Whittier Springfield, IL 62704 with Pastor Glen VanderKloot officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.
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Dear Joann, Mike and I could not have been more shocked when we saw that Dave passed away! It is hard to express how badly we feel for you. Hopefully, your faith will allow you to have peace of mind that Dave is in a wonderful place and will also give you the energy to move forward. I can't imagine what you are going through but know that your are absolutely in our thoughts and prayers!!! Love, Mike and Shelley Tarr
Even though we haven't been in touch in awhile we have great memories of good times & many laughs when we were with Dave & Joann. We rejoice in having had the opportunity to know the earthly Dave & know he will be watching from above. Our thoughts are with Joann & the rest of the family.
Terry, Debbie and Mrs Neathery; I have nothing but fond memories of Dave and his wonderful sense of humor and engaging personality. I was completely shocked to hear the news, but it did bring back very fond memories of my days in Springfield. I remember playing softball with Dave for the Vic's Pizza team and him making a fantastic running catch of a fly ball, while his hair piece flopped in the wind---I had no idea he even had a hair piece! Heaven has gained a wonderful person and a great sport! I'll miss him. Dave Dunning (Chicago)
went to high school with Dave great guy always had a kind wonderful smile
I enjoyed working with Dave at the Party House. He was very helpful in obtaining hard-to-find products for me. I will miss him, and extend my condolences to his family...
A kind and gentle man ; he treated his customers as friends and we are privileged to have been both. Glen and Deborah Aylward
Mama Jo, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers now and always. Love you.
Joann, our prayers are with you and deepest sympathy.May God comfort and bless you with peace . Maggie webster
I first met Dave playing softball on the YMCA men's softball team back in the early '70s. Many a stories about softball games, lake tournaments, beer on Sunday mornings at 7:00 am and great friend. Vic's Pizza, Lu's Home Tavern and all the great friend we made. Dave invited me to go with his family on a trip to the Bahamas back in the late 70's and that is where he met Joanne and the rest is history. Dave was a great friend that I will always remember and miss. Hit them straight in heaven, Dave.
I worked with Dave years ago at National Food Store on Jefferson (the early seventies). He truly was always there to help with a smile. I later bumped into Dave at Party House, again, always there to help with a smile. He will be missed. My prayers are with his family.
One of the finest people I have ever known, Dave exemplified the true meaning of a friend. He was always there with a smile and a kind word. I've been away from Springfield for a lot of years, but will forever count Dave among my best friends and have nothing but great memories of fun times. I am sure he is the life of a brand new party now. Goodbye my friend.
Dear Joann We are thinking of you and please know we are sending our deepest sympathy May God grant you peace. We love you. George and Estie karpman
Idella Slater posted on 7/13/13
JoAnn, I was shocked to see that your wonderful husband had passed. You have my deepest sympathy and of course, my prayers that our Heavenly Father will comfort you in this your hour of need.