Raymond C. Dial, Jr.


RAYMOND C. DIAL, JR., 73, of Salem, IL died October 6, 2019 in Salem.

Born October 9, 1945 in Mt. Vernon, IL, he was the son of Raymond C. Dial, Sr., and Anna Lorene (Shelton) Garren.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army/Air Corp. and member of the Effingham American Legion Post. He retired from St. Mary's Hospital in Environmental Services.

He married Jennifer E. Wilkerson, August 2, 1971 in Centralia, IL and she survives in Salem.

Also surviving are three daughters, Denise (Bobby) Scott of Hoffman, Michelle (Mike) Claypool of Centralia and Nicole Dial of Salem, along with 2 grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Dial.

The family will have a Celebration of Life service, 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Rankin Funeral Home in Salem. Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home following the service of celebration.

Burial will be private.

The family will meet friends from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour on Monday.

Memorials may be made to the family, and will be received by the Rankin Funeral Home, entrusted with the family's care.