Monte Keith Park, 49, of Rushville, passed away at 4:40 PM, Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born on August 25, 1967, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Illinois, the son of William K. “Willy” and Judy (Campbell) Park. He first married Kandi Shults on February 14, 1987. They had three children Brandon Park, Britny Park and fiancée Chris Daniel and Brianna Park all of Beardstown.
On November 22, 1997, he married Salina Carr and they are the parents of a son Bryce Park of Rushville.
Also surviving one grandson Abel Daniel of Beardstown, his mother Judy Park of Rushville, grandmother Christine Agans of Rushville, one brother Richard “Rick” Park and wife Susan of Rushville, two sisters-in-law Lorrie Park of Texas and Brenda Park of Virginia, Illinois and several aunts, uncles, nieces nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers William “Ballpark” Park, Jr. and Harold Park.
Monte was a 1985 graduate of Rushville High School and received an Associates of Arts Degree in Paralegal from Robert Morris College in Carthage. He worked for Jim Wheelhouse Construction, Harry Thomas Construction and was in charge of the fuel fleet at Triad Mining.
He was a member of the Rushville Moose Lodge # 506, the Beer Can Collectors Club, and attended the Rushville Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed bass fishing, collecting Andy Griffith memorabilia, and country music. He was a drummer in many bands, the last being Gun Highway. He grew a large garden and loved the competition of entering exhibits at the Schuyler County Fair. His greatest loves were his family, his dog Jessie and most of all being Grandpa.
Services will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend Fred Fritz officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, November 28,2016, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested to the Rushville Church of the Nazarene.
Rushville Church of the Nazarene
621 East Washington, Rushville IL 62681