David R. Blessing, 59, of Sparta, IL, passed away at 6:53 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 28, 1958 in Mineral Wells, TX, the son of the late Gale and Sherry (Dexter) Blessing. David married Cheryl Boliard on March 17, 1984 in Carbondale, IL. David served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Sparta American Legion.
David is survived by his wife Cheryl Blessing of Sparta; daughter, Nicole Mudd of Sparta; three sons, Russell (Molly) Blessing of Detroit, MI, Patrick Blessing of Carbondale, and Aaron Blessing of Sparta; sister, Teresa Blessing of Carbondale; two brothers, Joseph (Debbie) Blessing of Carbondale, and Mickey (Debbie) Blessing of Lockheed, VA; twelve grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
David is preceded in death by his parents and one sister
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at McDaniel & Lee Family Funeral Home in Sparta, IL
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home
Interment will be at Union Cemetery in Sparta, IL
Memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project