Richard Bert Daykin, 85, of Taylorville, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:33pm at Taylorville Care Center. He was born September 29, 1926 in Taylorville, IL, the son of John Bert and Thelma Maxine Daykin. He married Joan E Vaughan on June 29, 1947 in Taylorville. He was preceeded in death by his parents and brother, Thomas Daykin.
Before his retirement, Richard was employed as a cost estimator for Zenith Radio. He attended DePaul and Washington Universities. He lived in the Chicago Area for 30 years before moving back to Taylorville. He was a veteran of the Navy serving aboard the USS Denver during WWII.
He is survived by his wife: Joan, daughter: Joni Rosenthall, sons: Michael, Richard, Andy, Chris, and Phillip. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a nephew.
Visitation will be held Monday, August 13, 2012 from 9-10am at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 10:30am at Oakhill Cemetery in Taylorville with Father Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Camp Oakhill Cemetery in Springfield.