MOUNT VERNON — David G. Silverwood, 74, of Champaign, Illinois, and formerly of Mt. Vernon, passed away Feb. 12, 2018, in Mattoon, Illinois, with loved ones by his side. David was born on March 18, 1943, to Reynetta and Chester Silverwood in Mt. Vernon.

David was proud to have served his country in the United States Air Force. He had many jobs over his lifetime, most being in the Healthcare Industry because it gave him the opportunity to help people. He and his wife attended church at the First Wesleyan Church of Urbana and in his spare time he enjoyed playing APBA baseball and liked to watch all the baseball games he could. He was a devoted Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State fan, and those who knew David knew how much he loved dogs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, uncle Curt Yerian, and granddaughter Jessa Noel Phelps.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Liane Silverwood, with whom he would have celebrated 49 years of marriage on the 14th of February this year. Also surviving are his children, HiDee (Jon) Ekstrom of Royal, IL, Brent Silverwood of Aledo, IL, Danette (Jeff) Phelps of Plymouth, IL, Stephanie Cheever of Mt. Vernon, OH, and Drew Silverwood of Champaign, IL; grandchildren, Sabreena and Matt Ekstrom, Tiffany Parsons, Joshua Phelps, Bryce Silverwood, and Helen Gracie Cheever; great-grandchildren, Zeke and Caleigh White; sisters, Karen Silverwood of Sunbury, and Linda (Bill) Casto of Verona, KY; uncles, Phil (Pierrette) Silverwood and Jim (Shirley) Silverwood; niece, Amy (Chad) Eads; nephew, Andy (Michelle) Casto; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, contributions in memory of David G. Silverwood can be made to Mount Vernon Baseball Association, P.O. Box 1248, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made to


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