Rodney Allan Pickrel, 46 of Harvel, Illinois, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 3:22pm on Friday, March 12, 2021 in his home.  He was born on November 26, 1974 in Springfield.  He married Ashlynn Weller on February 22, 2016 in Hillsboro.  Rodney enjoyed watching football, especially the Green Bay Packers.  He loved spending time outdoors grilling and fishing.  More than anything he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter Sophia.  
Rodney was preceded in death by his dad: Russell Pickrel Sr. of Springfield and his mom: Debi Cantrall of Coffeen.  He is survived by his wife: Ashlynn Pickrel of Harvel; his dad: Harold (Mary Jane) Cantrall of Harvel; sisters: Jodi (Erik) Rabich of Harvel and Dorreen Dobson of Petersburg; brother: Kenny (Julia) McClure; his children: Cory Pickrel, James Simmons, Rodney Cody, Justice Pickrel (granddaughter, Sophia), and Gage Pickrel; nieces and nephews: Nicholas (Kimberly) Chiti, Sean Skinner, Cheyenne Snyder, Brianna (Bobby) Dixon, and Nathan Chiti; and great nieces and nephews: David, Hailey, Gianna, Dominic, and Aria.  He is also survived by his grandmother: Dorothy Feagans.
Rodney will be cremated, and a private family service will be held.  Memorials may be made to the family, c/o McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville who is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Rodney, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at

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