A. David Brandyberry, of Decatur, Ill., passed away at 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family.
David was born in Belle Center on July 21, 1933, to Arthur and Helen Brandyberry. He graduated from Belle Center High School in 1951. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War for two years and following his service, he attended Ohio State University. He graduated with a degree in industrial engineering.
On June 7, 1958, he married the former Jeanne Louise Lewis. David was employed at A.E. Staley for over 25 years and retired in 1992. He was Scout Master of Troop 275 for many years. David was passionate about his participation in church, often serving in leadership roles including Celebrate Recovery, choir, the Young at Heart Group, and assisted in providing compassion and community care for church members no longer able to attend services.
David is survived by his wife of 59 1/2 years as well as his three children, Mark Brandyberry and his wife Jennifer, Alan Brandyberry and Lisa Brandyberry. He was also grandfather to Philip Brandyberry, Paul Brandyberry, David Brandyberry, Maryn Brandyberry, Audrey Brandyberry and Keisha Conley.
Funeral services to celebrate his life will be 11 a.m. with visitation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at First Church of the Nazarene, 1177 W Hickory Point Road, Decatur, with Pastor Adam Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Celebrate Recovery or First Church of the Nazarene.
Arrangements were handled by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, Decatur, and online condolences may be expressed at www.moranandgoebel.com.