Rondell D. "Bum" Napier

Born: Sun., Jun. 13, 1926
Died: Sun., May 7, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., May 12, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., May 13, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Rondell D. “Bum” Napier, age 90 of Robinson, IL and formerly of Hutsonville and Annapolis, IL, died Sunday May 7, 2017 at 11:17 AM at his residence following many months of declining health.

Born June 13, 1926 in Annapolis, IL, he was the son of LeRoy Lee “Buzz” and Bona Edith (Francis) Napier.  On June 11, 1949, he married I. Elaine (Lingafelter) and she preceded him in death April 19, 2017.

Rondell served in the U.S. Air Force from 1944 until 1947.  He owned Napier’s Garage in Annapolis since 1948 and owned and operated Napier Trucking; was a former Civil Defense Volunteer and special Deputy for the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.  He was a member of the Annapolis United Methodist Church; Loyal Order of the Moose and the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Myron N. and Patricia Napier, Palestine, IL; daughter, Sheri D. Higginbotham, Marshall, IL; four grandchildren, Brett and Mandy Higginbotham, West Union, IL; Amy and Corey Cook, Martinsville, IL; Christopher Napier, Palestine, IL; Kylie and Eric Jenkins, York, IL; a brother, Randal G. “Pete” Napier, Annapolis, IL; a sister, Betty Jo Higgins, Tuscola, IL; a brother-in-law and spouse, Erland and Martha Lingafelter, Hutsonville, IL; eight great-grandchildren, Chase and Alexandria Jenkins; Garron, Grant and Grayson Haenig; Cash and Alya Cook; Gary and Brenna Higginbotham along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elaine; a son-in-law, Gary Higginbotham; a great grandson, Chance Jenkins; brothers-in-law, Bill Higgins and Sterle Lingafelter; a sister-in-law, Patsy Napier.

Funeral service will be Saturday May 13, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with visitation Friday May 12, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Maintenance Fund, Annapolis, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Randy Fuller
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
To a great competitor and a great friend, he will be missed.

David Wakefield
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
They were quite a pair Elaine and Rondell. Remember being on playground as a kid at PGS and always watching for Rondell in his gravel truck. I am quite sure he honked a few times. I am sure he laughed, too. Both of them will be missed but there is some comfort in knowing that they are together again.

Melody Ramsey
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Myron, Trish and all the family I would like to express my sympathy in the loss of your dad. May God be with you in this time of sadness

Opal Cornwell & family
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
Our sympathy,

Patty Neff
   Posted Thu May 11, 2017
Your mom and dad/grandparents were the kind of people who were always thrilled to see you and always made you feel better for having been with them. That kind of special doesn't come along every day. Your care and devotion to them was wonderful. Heartfelt thoughts are with you all.


Yvonne (Guyer) Newlin
   Posted Thu May 11, 2017
Sheri, Myron & Families ---- So sorry in your second loss in a very short time. At least, they are together again. They were such a fun-loving, sweet couple. I always enjoyed my Annapolis time with you, Sheri, in your home with your folks......special memories for me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Yvonne

Patty Haenig
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
I was so sorry to hear about Rondell, but he and Elaine are together once again and that in itself is a blessing. They were such a lovely couple. My deepest sympathy to the entire family for your loss.

Wilfred and Shirley Cross
   Posted Sat May 13, 2017
You have our deepest sympathy. Rondel and Elaine were very good friends. We will miss them. Sorry we didn't make it back from Az for the services.

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