Rodney A. Pickrel, 46


Rodney Allan Pickrel, 46, of Harvel, formerly of Springfield, died on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 3:22 p.m. at his home.

A private family funeral service will be held. Cremation rites will be accorded. McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville is assisting the family.

Mr. Pickrel was born Nov. 26, 1974, in Springfield, to Russell Pickrel, Sr. and Debi Cantrall. He married Ashlynn Weller on Feb. 22, 2016, in Hillsboro, and she survives.

He enjoyed watching football, especially the Green Bay Packers. He loved spending time outdoors grilling and fishing. More than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter, Sophia.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Pickrel is survived by his stepfather, Harold (Mary Jane) Cantrall of Harvel; children, Cory Pickrel, James Simmons, Rodney Cody, Justice Pickrel and Gage Pickrel; granddaughter, Sophia; sisters, Jodi (Erik) Rabich of Harvel and Dorreen Dobson of Petersburg; brother, Kenny (Julia) McClure; nieces and nephews, Nicholas (Kimberly) Chiti, Sean Skinner, Cheyenne Snyder, Brianna (Bobby) Dixon and Nathan Chiti; great-nieces and great-nephews, David, Hailey, Gianna, Dominic and Aria; and grandmother, Dorothy Feagans.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Russell Pickrel, Sr. of Springfield and his mom, Debi Cantrall of Coffeen.

Memorials may be directed to the family c/o McClure Funeral Home, 302 West Poplar Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

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