OPDYKE, Ill. — Tony Eugene Whipple, 67 of Opdyke, IL passed away November 12, 2022, at Nature Trails Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Born September 6, 1955, in Cairo, Illinois, he was the son of Mellie and Patricia J. (Lane) Whipple who preceded him in death.

He worked as a diesel mechanic prior to retirement.

Survivors include his children Tony E. Whipple, Katherine Whipple and Bessie Whipple, several siblings, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Simple cremation was selected. There will be no visitation hour. Burial will take place at a later date.

For more information, contact Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home, 618-548-1234 in Salem, entrusted with the family’s care.