Sherman Edgar Rider

Born: Mon., Sep. 23, 1935
Died: Sun., Jan. 3, 2021

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Tue., Jan. 05, 2021
Location: Westwood Cemetery

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Sherman Edgar “Ed” Rider, 85, of Shawneetown, Illinois, passed away at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021.  He was born on September 23, 1935 in Shawneetown, the son of the late Sherman and Blanche (Dillard) Rider.  He married the former Flora Hall on June 18, 1954 who survives.  Ed was a farmer by trade and a brother in Christ in the Methodist Church.  He is survived by his big loving family including his beloved wife, Flora Rider of  Shawneetown; one daughter, Sandra and D.R. Willis of Shawneetown; two sons, Sherman E. and Freda Rider, Rick and Jamie Rider, all of Shawneetown; two sisters, Judy and Butch Morse of Shawneetown, Donna Mortis of Evansville, Indiana; one brother, J.W. Rider of Ridgway; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Ed was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Rider; and his sister, Betty Shockley. He will be remembered for his big hugs, big smile and his love for Christ and family.  There will be a graveside service for Ed at Westwood Cemetery near Shawneetown on Tuesday, January 5th at 10 a.m. with Reverend Ron Johnson officiating.  Those attending should go directly to the cemetery.  Due to Covid-19, social distancing and masks are required.  Vickery Funeral Chapel in Shawneetown in charge of services.

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Philip Drone
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
Sorry to hear about the passing of your dear beloved Sherman. I remember Ed from his days at Wabash Valley Service Company and the visits I made out to your farm with your Uncle J.W. Rider. I really liked Ed. He was a good guy.
May God Bless your family during this time of sorrow and keep in mind you have many friends praying for you.
With many prayers,

Emily York
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the Rider Family.

Cynthia Vickery
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
Very sorry to hear about Eddie. He was a fine man and we always enjoyed being with him. We loved it when he led the testimony service at church. God bless you all. Sending our symphony, love and prayers. Dale and Cynthia Vickery

Margaret Ann Patton
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
I will always remember him and Flo at church and helping in Bible School. He loved the kids and helping however he could. He will be missed.

Dennis Charleton
   Posted Tue January 05, 2021

Medium Dish Garden was sent by Dennis Charleton.

My Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of the family Dennis

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