January 03, 1920 - February 09, 2017
Fairbury – Charles “Dick” Richard Atteberry, 97, of Fairbury, passed away at 1:05pm, February 9, 2017, at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
His funeral will be held at 10:00am, Monday, February 13, 2017, at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. Pastor Ann Champion will be officiating.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.
Visitation will be held from 2-4:00pm, Sunday, February 12, 2017, also at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Fairbury.
Charles was born January 3, 1920, in Pontiac the son of Clifford O. and Margaret Lamie Atteberry.
He married Vivian M. Jessup on July 3, 1947 in Fairbury. She passed away April 12, 2002.
Surviving are his son, Dale R. (Colleen) Atteberry of West Chicago; daughter-in-law, Andra Atteberry of Bella Vista, AR; grandchildren, Rick (Jennifer) Atteberry, Parker Atteberry, Tim Atteberry, Alison (Kenny Krajkovic) Atteberry; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Tiernan, and Silas Atteberry; sister, Betty (Jim) Craig of OK.
He was preceded in death his parents, two brothers, three sisters, daughter-in-law, Sue Atteberry, and one son, Duane Atteberry.
From 1948-1975, Dick farmed in the Fairbury area. He then also worked at the Fairbury Post Office from 1968-1983. Last Dick owned and operated Ben Franklin, Fairbury.
Dick was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII receiving a Purple Heart.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fairbury, the Elks Club, Moose Club, Lions Club, Fairbury Fair Board, Fairbury American Legion, Disabled AM Vets, and Knoll Lodge.