Frank Scantlebury, 81, of Champaign, passed away at 4:11 a.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1303 Lincolnshire, Champaign. Celebrant will be The Rev. Fr. Robert Rayson. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery, Champaign.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign.
Mr. Scantlebury was born May 5, 1934, in Panama City, Panama, a son of Christopher Alfonso and Una E. (Allsopp) Scantlebury.
He married Miriam Beatrice Taylor on September 29, 1962, in Champaign. She preceded her husband in death on March 18, 2006.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Christopher John Scantlebury and Michael Andrew Scantlebury; a sister, Lillian “Joyce” Scantlebury Layne; and four brothers, Athelstan, Milton, George, and Albert.
A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend: he is survived by two daughters, Marie V. Scantlebury-Fuller (Efram), of Virginia Beach, Va., and Marcia E. Scantlebury-Hall (Jeff), of Melbourne, Fla.; two grandchildren, Mikah S. and Mariah T. Scantlebury; his great friend and companion, Mrs. Lula Conner; nieces Sandra Dowers Gomez, Vilma Y. Billinger, Wilma Y. Ortiz; and nephews Nestor Scantlebury Mendoza, Milton Scantlebury, Manuel Scantlebury and Alberto Scantlebury.
Mr. Scantlebury was employed by Keck’s Furniture for 20 years as a delivery man, upholsterer, salesman, and then assistant store manager. Before his retirement, he managed Carter’s Furniture in Urbana.
He attended Parkland College and was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. He was a devoted member of The Exchange Club of Champaign, where he served as Club Secretary (1980-1982 and 1987-1992), Club President (1982 and 1983) and Board Member until his death.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following: Crisis Nursery (1309 West Hill Street, Urbana, IL 61801; http://www.crisisnursery.net/); Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club Champaign (201 East Park Street, Champaign, IL 61820; http://dmbgc.org/); Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, Development Department (1550 Bishop Court, Mount Prospect, IL 60056; https://rainbowhospice.org/make_a_gift/donate_now/); or St. Luke’s CME Church Food Pantry (809 North 5th Street, Champaign, IL 61820).
View the online obituary and send condolences to the family at www.HeathandVaughn.com.
To our linesister Marie and family at the death of your beloved Frank Scantlebury.
May you find comfort in knowing that “Dad” is resting in his father’s arms. Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow. Praise him Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Our prayers and concerns go out to all of the family, church family, and close friends that God will keep you and that his love surround you during these most difficult times.
“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”
Love and Prayers,
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