Dwight Alan Bethel, 63, of Taylorville, passed away on June 3, 2014 at 12:10 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. He was born on December 30, 1950 in Gillespie, IL; the son Ira and Louise (Linton) Bethel. He married Sally Schalk Braughton on March 23, 2005 in Taylorville, IL. Mr. Bethel was retired from Olin Brass in Alton, IL. He was of the Baptist faith, loved planting flowers, and flying his model airplanes. He served his country in the United States Air Force as an airplane mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Bethel of Taylorville, IL; daughters: Ashleigh Bethel and Amanda Bethel; granddaughters: Sierra, Sabrina and Lillian; step-grandson: Dillan Braughton; step-granddaughters: Haylee and Kara Braughton and two step-sisters. He was preceded in passing by his parents and step-son: Steve Braughton.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., June 6, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Kevin Edington. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with Military Honors by American Legion Post #73, AMVETS Post #29, VFW Post #4495 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral and Honors Detail.
Memorial may be made to: American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674-0001
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois
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