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Danny Read

Birth Date: March 1, 1950
Death Date: July 20, 2018

Danny Ray Read, 68, of Decatur departed this life on Friday July 20, 2018 at 11:01 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. 

Danny was born March 1st. 1950 in Brownsville, TN to Lewis and Fannie Mae (Evans) Read. He was baptized at an early age and graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 1969. 

He married Cynthia Pressley-Read, the love of his life of whom he’s been with for over 40 years, and from this union they had two children, Bryan and Donna.  Danny had a natural talent for building and putting things together, which led him to become a skilled carpenter, until he retired from the carpenter union in California 1992. He leaves to cherish fond memories: Cynthia Pressley-Read (wife), Bryan Read (son), Donna Read (daughter), Tara Read (daughter), Stephanie Rudd-Read (daughter), Sherese Kidd (Daughter), Juanita Read (sister), Shirley Bullock (sister), Wilbert Read (brother), Troy Read (nephew)and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  A funeral service to honor the life of Danny will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 27th with an hour visitation prior to, beginning at 10 am at Moran and Goebel Funeral Home. 2801 N. Monroe St, Decatur. Burial will follow at Graceland-Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, 2901 N. Oakland Ave, Decatur. The family of Danny Read is being served by Moran & Goebel and cremation services, 2801 North Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526.  Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at 

July 27, 2018
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL 62526
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Funeral Ceremony
July 27, 2018
11:00 am
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. "So long my friend".

    Written by: Mitcheal (Wolf) Ware

    To Mrs. Danny Ray Read,
    At a time like this we all need to be comforted. In times to come there will be things
    or events that happen to remind us of our loved-ones and our hearts will be saddened.
    However, be of good cheer, the Lord Jesus Christ is the “Great” comforter, and is there
    to comfort you and family. I and Danny Ray go back to when he first came to Decatur, we went
    to Stephen Decatur High School, lived in the same neighborhood, and had some of the same friends.
    I won’t be able to attend the services, although I wanted to, but I am going to send flowers.

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