Daniel Ray Heltsley, 56, of Centralia, died at 11:19 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at his home.
He was born on April 5, 1957, in Evansville, Ind., the son of Donald Ray and Martha Lee (Smith) Heltsley. On Oct. 24, 2003, in Marion County, he married Dee Ann Hardy, and she survives in Centralia.
Mr. Heltsley was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved hunting, fishing and gardening, as well as being outdoors.
In addition to his wife, Dee Ann Heltsley of Centralia, he is survived by one stepdaughter, Andi Michelle Hughey and special friend D.J. Holiday of Vandalia; one step-grandchild, Alexis Michelle Holiday; and two brothers, James Heltsley of Walnut Hill and Don Heltsley and wife Kathleen of Boyd.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Martha Heltsley.
In accordance with his wishes, his body has been cremated. A memorial service for Mr. Heltsley will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to VNA-TIP Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home or can be mailed to Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, IL 62830. Online obituary and condolence information can be found at www.osbornfuneralhomeinc.com.