David M. Childers of Taylorville

David M. Childers, 68, of Taylorville, IL died at 5:26 am Monday, December 8, 2014 at his residence.

He was born November 1, 1946 in Taylorville, the son of Vincent L. “Bud” and Emily L Shivers Childers. On December 14, 1968 he married Carol L. Taylor in Taylorville. Dave was a member of the Taylorville Police Department from 1969 until his retirement as Police Chief in November 1996. He was then involved in Police work in Nokomis, Kincaid, and the Secretary of State Capital Police Force where he retired in 2010. Dave had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Taylorville. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany, a member of V.F.W. Post 4495, Moose Lodge #1516 and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Surviving are his sons: David Michael Childers, Jr. and wife Rebecca and Vincent Childers and wife Suzanne all of Taylorville. There are 4 Grandchildren: Markie Childers, Michelle Childers, Kevin Childers and Kellie Childers. Brother: Roy L. “Buddy” Childers and wife Linda of Taylorville, and an Aunt: Josephine Shivers of Venice, FL. There are several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, December 11 at McClure Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at McClure Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 10. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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