Richard V. "Dick" Egelston, 57, died on Monday, December 6, 1999, at his home in Carterville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday December 8, 1999, at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville, with Father Ken Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday evening.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Dick retired after 27 years of service in May of 1999 as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Carbondale office.
Prior to his Carbondale assignment, Dick worked out of the little Rock and Texarkana, Arkansas office. He spent nine and one-half years in Detroit, Michigan Office where he worked organized crime and served as organized crime and served as technical coordinator.
Dick served as bureau liaison officer to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and there he received several awards and citations.
He was also involved with the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force.
He was a graduate of Anna-Jonesboro High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
He was a life-member of the SIC Alumni Association and an avid Saluki sports fan.
He was a member of the Crab Orchard Golf Club at Carterville and a member of Retired Special Agents Association.
He was born on May 9, 1942 at Cicero to Rex V. and Wilma (Loomis) Egelston.
He married Kathleen Miles on November 6, 1965, in Wheaton.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Egelston of Carterville; his mother, Wilma Egelston of Jonesboro; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Robin Egelston of Carterville; a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Steve Mausey of St. Louis; a brother and sister-in-law; Don and Elinor Egelston of Freeburg; and grandchildren, Sarah and Sean of Carterville.
His father and one brother Asa Egelston, preceded him in death.
Note: Dick attended Jonesboro Grade School.
Dick was every active member of the Anna Jonesboro Community High School Class of 1960.
He played football 4 years; Baseball, was in Band, National Athletic Scholarship Society and Key Club.