David Mitchell Ury

David Mitchell Ury

David Mitchell Ury, 64, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, surrounded by his family after a courageous year battling cancer.

He was born on March 27, 1959, in Jonesboro, the son of Robert Ury and Mary Helen Cerny Ury.

After he graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in 1977, he attended Shawnee Community College and worked as an EMT for the Union County Ambulance Service.

After graduating from the University of Missouri Rolla with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1984, he started working for the City of St. Louis, kick-starting a 39-year career in electrical engineering. 

He went on to work in Paducah at Marcum Engineering LLC, finishing his career as an owner of the company and a principal electrical engineer. He was passionate about seeing his projects come to life and truly enjoyed working alongside his colleagues.

 In 1988, he married Alice Chamness. David and Alice went on to have two wonderful children, Ethan and Erica Ury.

Mr. Ury was proud to have been raised and live on a family farm. He enjoyed the outdoors, raising his cattle, cutting firewood, making hay and all the other chores that came along with it. He loved vacationing with his family, laughing and making memories.

Mr. Ury is survived by his wife, Alice Ury of Jonesboro; son Ethan Ury of Jonesboro; daughter Erica Ury (John Asher) of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother Scott (Carolyn) Ury of Anna; sister Susan (Dave) Diehl of Centralia; many other relatives and dear friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, along with his mother and father-in-law, Fred and Norma Chamness.

He was a member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna.

A memorial service to celebrate his life was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Bill Littrell officiating.

Memorials can be made to the Southeast Cancer Center or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. 

The family expressed sincere gratitude to Hospice of Southern Illinois and Dr. Andrew Dickey, as well as to the staff at Southeast Cancer Center, for their support and compassionate care of David. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.David Ury, 64, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, at his home.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Bill Littrell officiating. 

Family and friends can gather from 11 a.m. until the service hour at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the funeral home.

To view his memorial page and to leave online condolences for his family, visit the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home website at rendlemanhilemanfh.com.

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

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