Daniel E. Edgecombe, 74 of Oakley died at 8:00 am. Sunday, April 2, 2017 in St. Mary’s Hospital with his family
by his side.
Funeral service celebrating Daniel’s life will be 11:00 am. Friday, April 7, 2017 at Salem Baptist Church (2650
Taylorville Road Decatur, Illinois 62521). Dr. Jarred Edgecombe will officiate his father’s service. Visitation will
be one hour before the service on Friday and 5 to 7 pm. Thursday, April 6, 2017 also at the church. Burial will be
in La Place Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Salem Baptist Church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and
Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Daniel was born in September of 1942 in Decatur son of Don E. and Effie E. Edgecombe. He graduated from
Maroa High School. Daniel served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War. He worked for A. E. Staley’s for
twenty-seven years and retired from Kelly Construction as a sheet metal mechanic. He was a longtime member of
Salem Baptist Church and served as a Deacon, a Trustee and drove the church bus. Daniel married Loretta Daily
in November of 1964 in Decatur.
Surviving are his wife, Loretta Edgecombe, sons, Dr. Jarred Edgecombe (Heather) of Pound, Wisconsin, Aaron
Edgecombe of Oakley, grandchildren, Jordan Edgecombe, Jessica Alford, Jeffrey Edgecombe, Austin Yutzy,
Morgan Edgecombe, great grandchildren, Maddox and Elliot Yutzy, brother, Steve Edgecombe, sisters, Sylvia
Hanks and Zora Wood.
He was preceded in death by his parents.