Rodney Eric Westray

CLINTON — Rodney Eric Westray, 53, of Clinton, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. 

Rodney was born on May 9, 1966, in Clinton, to parents, John and Sheryl (Kraft) Westray. He graduated from Clinton Community High School in 1984 and remained a resident of Clinton his entire life. 

Rodney was preceded in death by his father, John; mother, Sheryl; and brothers, Jeff and Billy. 

He is survived by his brothers, Mark (Sonya) Westray, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; David (Jean) Westray, of Eureka, Ill.; and Brett Mills, of Harvel, Ill.; sister, Terra (Chris) Daykin, of Taylorville; daughter, Erica (Silas) Taylor, of Kenney; step-children, Ashley (Cody) Danison, of Clinton, and Keith and Blade Rachal, of Florida; beloved step-mother, Phylis Westray, of Taylorville; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends, who were like family. 

Rodney was a manager at Clinton McDonald’s for many years and had been a security guard for Wackenhut Security, in Bloomington. Anyone who knew Rodney knew that he had a love for life. Even through his death, he chose to give life to others by being a Gift of Hope donor. He had a passion for many things, including weather, sports, and anything from the 80s. He will be missed by all who knew him. 

Cremation will be provided by Lincoln Land Cremation Society. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38148. 

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