Dwain Venton Sheckles (59)

Carmi, Illinois
Birth: August 22, 1962
Death: September 15, 2021

Dwain Venton Sheckles, 59, of Carmi, Illinois, died September 15, 2021, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born August 22, 1962, in Carmi, the son of James Vincent Sheckles and Reta Joyce (Jacobs) Sheckles. He was married to Rebecca Ann (Grein) Sheckles on August 23, 2002, and she survives.

Dwain was a coal miner for 32 years. Later, he worked part-time for the City of Carmi. For a time, he served as an Emergency Medical Technician. He was a “Mr. Fixit” and enjoyed tinkering with about anything and if he couldn’t fix it, it simply could not be fixed. He enjoyed woodworking, spending time at Glen O. Jones lake, and being a “grill master”. His family was what he cherished the most. He attended Zion United Methodist Church.

Survivors include father James Sheckles of Crossville, Illinois; mother Reta Mitchell of Harrisburg, Illinois; wife Rebecca Sheckles of Carmi; daughters Jennifer (Jason) Brown of Lexington, Kentucky, Rachael (Jeremy) Gorman of Clarksville, Tennessee, Mary (Bobby) Grogan of Carmi; brother Tod Sheckles of Harrisburg; sisters Thea Shaw and Fain Sheckles, both of Harrisburg; grandchildren Jacob, Aaron, Dylan, Lacie, Wyatt, Mackenzie, Cadence, Henry, Hannah, and Jackson; nephews Matthew (Kelley) Shaw, Tristen Bolin; niece Christina Shaw; and his beloved dog and best buddy, Tinker Bell Blue.

He is preceded in death by grandparents Lawetta and David Jacobs and Ella and Vestie “Heavy” Sheckles.

Visitation and funeral are Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is 11 am to 2 pm. Funeral will follow visitation at 2 pm. Burial will be in Phillipstown Cemetery in Phillipstown, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Lucky Dog Refuge and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Carmi, Illinois - Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 11 am to 2pm
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel, Carmi, Illinois - Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 2pm
Burial: Phillipstown Cemetery, Phillipstown, Illinois
Memorials: Lucky Dog Refuge, c/o Cook Funeral Chapel, 101 Edgewood Lane, Carmi, Illinois 62821

6 thoughts on “Dwain Venton Sheckles”

  1. Shane and Tonya Hosick

    So sorry to hear about Dwain’s passing. We’re so glad that we were able to visit with him the week of Memorial Day at Burrell’s Woods while we were camping. Shane worked closely with Dwain at the mine and is blessed to have called him a friend. We’re so sorry for everyone’s loss of this good man. God bless

  2. I’m in shock. I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew him for a long time. I WAS a friend of his first wives. I haven’t been in contact with her for many years. Dwain was always very nice to me. He was a good guy. Had he been I’ll? Your family is in my prayers.

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