Richard Sherman Daniels

richard daniels

April 17, 1953 ~ May 4, 2023

Born in: Phoenix, Illinois
Resided in: Taylorville, Illinois

Richard Sherman Daniels, 70, of Taylorville, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at his residence.

Richard was born April 17, 1953, in Phoenix, IL, the son of Sherman and Beatrice “Bea” (Rosenberger) Daniels.  He proudly served our country in the United States Army, spending 32 months overseas during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, Richard studied coal mining technology.  He then worked for Borg Werner, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Doctor’s Hospital in Decatur, and Rosen’s.  Richard would retire from UAP Richter, where he was a truck driver for many years. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and he loved fishing for catfish. Richard was a past member of Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; lifelong companion, Candace Leonard; daughter, Kimberly Daniels; brothers, Robert and John Daniels; and sister, Lily Daniels.

Richard is survived by his children, Kevin (wife, Tracy) Daniels of Mahomet, Beverly (husband, Max) Chitwood of Taylorville, Chris (wife, Maggie) Daniels of Chatham, Brittany (husband, Aaron) Samson of Taylorville, and Jesse (wife, Amber) Daniels of Taylorville; grandchildren, Jackson, Theo, Caleb, Kailey, Erietta, Isabella, Evelyn, Oliver, Ashley, Hannah, Kallie, Chelsea, Courtney, Alanna, Kylie, and Gage; several great grandchildren; great grandson, Lantz is on the way; siblings, Carol Brown of Champaign, and Janie Daniels of Pana; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2023, at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.  The funeral ceremony will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating.  Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home at the conclusion of the funeral ceremony.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Zion Cemetery in Boody.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Post #73, 110 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

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Visitation: May 8, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home
202 West Franklin Street
Taylorville, Illinois 62568

Funeral Ceremony: May 8, 2023 11:00 am

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home
202 West Franklin Street
Taylorville, Illinois 62568

Interment: May 8, 2023 12:30 pm

Zion Cemetery

Boody, IL

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Richard Sherman Daniels 's name.

American Legion Post #73

110 W. Franklin St.
Taylorville, IL

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