Dallas Keith Rees, 77, of Sparta, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born on December 29, 1939 in Tilden, IL. The son of the late Harlan Dallas and Vera Gladys (Vancil) Rees. Dallas and Patricia Louise Smith were united in marriage on December 27, 1963 in North Abington, MA. Dallas proudly served in the United States Navy. Dallas retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he worked as a mail technician. He was a member of the Sparta V.F.W., the Sparta American Legion and the Randolph County Rod & Gun Club.
Dallas is survived by his wife, Patricia Rees of Sparta, IL; one daughter, Kimberly (Tony) Rees of Baldwin, IL; one son, Deric (Ceonda) Rees of Bunker Hill, IL; three grandchildren, Kellan Branson, Jordon (Angela) Rees and Haley Rees; one great grandson, Tyler Branson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Dallas is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Gloria Williams and Rosemary Hill, and four brothers Kenneth Paul "Mopey" Rees, Charles Robert "Ollie" Rees, Allen Gene "Boo" Rees and Mark Rees
Mass Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at McDaniel & Lee Family Funeral Home in Sparta, IL
Friends may call on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home
Interment will be at Caledonia Cemetery
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois or USS Charles H. Roan Association