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January 15, 1941 ~ November 27, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Darrell Ray Roley, age 82, of Mt. Sterling, Illinois and formerly of Shelbyville, Illinois passed away at 5:35 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2023 at the home of his son in Mt. Sterling.
He was born January 15, 1941 in Shumway, Illinois the son of Harold W. and Emily D. Russell Roley.
Darrell graduated from Stewardson Strasburg High School with the class of 1958. He served his country in the United States Army Reserves from 1961 until 1967 and was promoted to Staff Sergeant prior to leaving the service. Darrell was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge and was previously a member of the American Legion.
He married Cheryl Cruit on August 19, 1962 and to this union two sons, Doug and Chad were born.
Darrell worked at Shelby Electric Coop from 1972 until 2002 as a groundsman and then as a lineman.
He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and Illini fan and always enjoyed playing golf and watching Nascar.
Darrell is survived by two sons Doug Roley (Mary) of Ballwin, MIssouri and Chad Roley (Crystal) of Mt. Sterling, Illinois. One brother, Russ Roley (Anna) of Shumway, Illinois. One sister, Shirley McDonald of Shelbyville, Illinois. Five grandchildren Drew Roley, Courtney Roley (Jake), Reed Roley, Lilly Burge (Ryan), and Chesnee Roley. Three great grandchildren Connor, Emmi and Brynn also survive along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation will be accorded and private burial of the cremated remains with military honors will be held in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
A celebration of life will also be held at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice and may be left at or mailed to the Hendricker Funeral Home, 406 South Capitol Avenue, Mt. Sterling, Illinois 62353.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements.