Shelbyville Daily Union

October 21, 2013

Gene Robert Sickles

Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, Decatur

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Gene Robert Sickles


Gene Robert Sickles, 71, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 in Symphony of Decatur.

Gene was born December 18, 1941 in Pana, the son of Francis and Dreamus (Creekmur) Sickles. He was previously employed with Smalley Construction.

He leaves behind his son Carl Sickles and wife Deanna of Shelbyville, daughter Carla Beasley and husband Scott of Troy, grandchildren Justin J. Sickles, Justin J. Strohl, David “Tyler” Sickles, Bryant F. Harl, Cálee A. Harl, and Lexi R. Beasley, great-grandchildren Billy Harl, Kennadi Harl, Nahdia Young, Royce Young, Carson Sickles, and James Morgan, brother Darrell N. Sickles and wife Leslie of Clinton, sisters Evelyn Rawlings of Pana and Cheryl Sargent and husband Jim of Decatur, and many nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, long time companion Patricia Rankins, brothers Merle D. Sickles and Lloyd “Sonny” Sickles, and sisters Mary Creigar and Avis Stetch.

Per Gene’s wishes cremation services will be provided by Graceland/Fairlawn Crematory. No services are planned at this time.

The family of Gene Robert Sickles is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

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