Richard David


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 7:50 pm
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Richard L. "Dick" David, 72, of Aledo, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo.
Cremation has been accorded, and a visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 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 Jan. 6, 1941, in Rock Island, to Sonny and Marye Beck David. He attended Aledo schools and married Barbara Litwiler Sept. 1, 1962, in Cambridge.
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; two daughters, Tammy Cokel, Galva, Betty (Dennis) Clark, Aledo; one son, Lester (Tammy) David, Aledo; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia (Don) Short, Milan; two brothers, Roger and Neil David, both of Bettendorf; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents; son-in-law, Steve Cokel; and two brothers, Jerry and Robin, preceded him in death.














 



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