Mark "Chilly Chilly Bean" Childress

August 24, 1949 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 73) 73 Years Old


Mark A. Childress age 73 passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Accolade Healthcare on Pells, Paxton, IL. Born August 24, 1949 in Danville, IL to Lewis Clayton Sr. and Mildred(Rice) Childress.  Mark graduated from Urbana High School in 1967, where he competed in track and field and played football.  Mark loved sports from a young age, growing up he played little league baseball and peewee football. Mark also loved all things entertainment, reading books watching movies, and especially playing cards with his friends.  Mark worked as a glazier for many years. He also enjoyed working at a casino as a porter where he got to talk to lots of people. Mark is survived by his sister Sandy (Jeff) McMasters of Collison, IL. His niece Shelley Mack Dix of Tolono, great nephew Aaron (Lindsey) Dix of Tolono, great nieces Amee (Jacob) Diorio of South Carolina, Ericka Arnold Dix of Tolono, and Alexis Dix of Urbana, great great nephew Koltyn and great great nieces Bristol, Millie, and Blake.  Mark was blessed with great friends that stood by him through everything: TJ, Olie, DA, TC, Alford T, Jimmy D, Stan, Mike and Debbie, Lucy, Debbie M., Connie, Shay, and many more that are greatly appreciated for everything.  Mark is preceded in death by his parents, brother Lewis Childress Jr., and nephew Robert Mack Jr. The visitation will be held at Renner-Wikoff Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 4pm-7pm.Graveside services at East lawn Burial Park on Cunningham Ave. Friday, September 16, 2022 at 11am.  Mark lived his life his way, wild and crazy. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Special thanks to Transitions Hospice staff and Accolade Healthcare on Pells staff.


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