Mt. Vernon Register-News

October 10, 2012

Russell Sledge


MT. VERNON — — Russell L. Sledge, 62 years, 6 months and  3 days, of Mt. Vernon, died 11:37 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

He was born Monday, April 3, 1950, in Mt. Vernon, son of David and Peggy (Hughes) Sledge. He married Mary Ann Ray on July 31, 1974, in Ocala, Fla. She preceded him in death on Aug. 15, 2011.

Russell was a truck driver until retiring.

He is survived by his father, David Sledge of Dix; daughters, Lee Ann Shaw and husband Jeret of Mt. Vernon, Mary Gifford and husband Perry of Mt. Vernon, Lisa Urbowicz and husband Jacob of Mt. Vernon and Stacy White and husband Brain of Fall Mill, Va.; sons, David Sledge II and wife Shellie of Ocala, Fla. and Russell Sledge, Jr. and wife Elyse of Mt. Vernon; brothers, Morris Sledge and wife Wanda of Mt. Vernon and Clayton Sledge and wife Tara of Mt. Vernon; sisters, Jeanne Wisenbaker and husband Bill of St. Augustine, Fla., Peggy Kell of Granite City and Rebecca Poore and husband Donald of Springerton; best friend, Ronald Stanley of Fort McCoy, Fla.; 11 grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Anna Sledge and his wife, Mary Ann Sledge.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City with the Rev. David Shores officiating.  Interment will be at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.

There will be no visitation.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Sledge family and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.