David Ray Greathouse

Aug 8th, 1941 - Sep 6th, 2021


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sun, Sep. 12th, 2021 2pm


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sun, Sep. 12th, 2021 4pm

David Ray Greathouse

David Ray Greathouse, 80, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

David was born on August 8, 1941 in Herrin to Edward Dale and Lela Esther (Whitecotton) Greathouse.  He married Donna Lee Piquard on June 2, 1960 in Hurst.  She preceded him in death on November 13, 2002.

David served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He was known for his strong biblical faith in God.  David had a heart that sought the ways of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Survivors include:

Daughter-Marsha and Carey Russell of Herrin

Son-Robert and Ellen Greathouse of Phoenix, AZ

Son-Steven and Holly Greathouse of Sneedsbury, NC


Sarah Boze

David Greathouse

Alexa Greathouse

Robert J. Greathouse

Josh Russell

Ashleigh Russell

Several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren

Sister-Lois Cremeens of Carterville

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brother, Gary Greathouse.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 4pm at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Gibbs officiating.  Burial will be private.  Visitation will be on Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 2pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, and the executive order by the Governor of Illinois, those attending the visitation and the funeral service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

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12 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Karla Scott

    From: Ledbetter, Kentucky

    Date: September 7, 2021

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Mike & Bonnie Darter

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 7, 2021

    Marsha and Family. Sure sorry about the passing of your Dad. We thought a lot of him, he was a good man. He showed his faith in God in many ways. We will miss seeing him at church. Thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • Guest: Mary Lee Anderson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 8, 2021

    Marsha and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, we never met

    Your Dad but he raised one fine daughter and will be


    Jerry & Mary Lee Anderson

  • Guest: Charlotte skaggs

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: September 8, 2021

    Rest in peace dear friend.

  • Guest: Randy and Sheryl Dietz

    From: DE SOTO, Illinois

    Date: September 8, 2021

    Thinking and praying for all of you during this time. We will be out of town but will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all!

  • Guest: Leeann Killman

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 8, 2021

    I’m so sorry. He always smiled and spoke to everyone. He was truly a man of faith.

  • Guest: Jeff & Jami Bartz

    From: Batavia, New York

    Date: September 8, 2021

    Mr. Greathouse’s legacy and influence reaches far and wide. We at Grace Baptist Church in Batavia, NY, and our family in particular, are beneficiaries of his godly example. He was a true patriarch. When a patriarch is lost we who are left behind are not lost. No, we have direction because of him. What a gift! We are praying for the Lord’s special comfort and presence in this very difficult time.
    With much love,
    Jeff & Jami Bartz

  • Guest: Shelly (Piper) Ross

    From: Shiloh, Illinois

    Date: September 8, 2021

    Such a wonderful person. Thoughts and prayers to all of his family…

  • Guest: Andrea & Tom Aldinger

    From: Attica, New York

    Date: September 9, 2021

    Hi Bob and Ellen –
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. We know you had a special relationship with him and lots of great memories. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.

    Tom and Andrea

  • Guest: Nelda Crosby

    From: Bartlett , Tennessee

    Date: September 9, 2021

    I am sorry for your loss. He was a great Christian man.

  • Guest: Mia Kellogg

    From: Sumiton, Alabama

    Date: September 10, 2021

    Bob, Ellen, Alexa, Bj, Ashley and the Great house family:
    We are so sorry for your loss…what a wonderful man. We wish we could be there for you but know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers 🙏 God Bless you all.
    Love Mia and Chris

  • Guest: Lorraine Pixley

    From: , Illinois

    Date: September 13, 2021

    So sorry to hear about your father. May your heart carry him always and he rest in peace.