Darrell Ray Shemwell

Darrell Ray Shemwell

Darrell Ray Shemwell, 73, of Cairo, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at Integrity Healthcare of Carbondale.

Mr. Shemwell was born on Jan. 12, 1948, in Cairo, the son of Luther Cashman and Frances Hathaway Shemwell.

He owned and operated Shemwell’s Barbecue. He was a member of Mighty Rivers Worship Center in Cairo.

On March 24, 1983, he married Sue Campbell. She preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 2015.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Heather Davis.

Survivors include his son, Dustin Shemwell and wife, Jessica of Jackson, Mo.; daughter Kimberly Davis and husband, Ron “Bubba” of Cairo; grandchildren Trae Davis, Kimberly N. Davis, Callie Shemwell and Miles Shemwell; a sister, Jenny Shemwell; and many other relatives and friends including special friend Emily Meyer and husband, Robert.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge. The Rev. Dr. Larry L. Potts to officiate. Interment will follow.

Memorials can be made to Upward Basketball and Cheerleading, 227 11th St., Cairo, Ill. 62914.

To sign the online guestbook, visit www.jones-funeral.com.

Jones Funeral Home Villa Ridge was in charge of arrangements.

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