Kevin Lee Utterback

Born: Thu., Jul. 14, 1955
Died: Wed., Jul. 4, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 10, 2018
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Jul. 11, 2018
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

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Kevin L. Utterback, age 62, of Robinson, IL passed away on July 4, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN.

He was born in Robinson, IL on July 14, 1955 to Mervin Albert Utterback and Mary Maxine (Gowin) Utterback. On March 19, 1994 he married Becky (Watt) Endsley who survives.

Kevin attended the Highland Church of Christ in Robinson, IL. He was a member of the Oblong High School class of 1973, Robinson Elk’s BPO #1188, Crawford County Board and a very proud member of the NRA.  He was Owner and Operator of Utterback Farms and D&K Tanks.  He was a wheeler and dealer of almost anything.

He is survived by his wife Becky Endsley, Robinson, IL; two sons and daughter-in-law Cory and Holly Utterback, Robinson, IL, Camdon Utterback, Robinson, IL; a daughter Kate Endsley, Champaign, IL and a grandson Hayden Utterback of Robinson, IL.  Kevin is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law Danny and Carlene Utterback, Dothan, Al; two sisters and brother-in-law Karen Utterback, Robinson, IL, Cindy and Paul Wilson, Mooresville, NC; and brother-in-law Ray Karl, Decatur, IL along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister Patty Karl.

Celebration of Kevin’s Life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday July 11, 2018 at the First Christian Church 206 N. Range St Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 -7:00 P.M. on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong School Benevolent Fund or the Robinson Elk’s BPO# 1188 Christmas Food Baskets. Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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The Tedfords
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
Becky, We send our sincere thoughts and prayers at this very sad time for your family. Kevin always brought his sense of humor to every situation. He will truly be missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to know him and his generous nature.

sandra legrand
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
Expressions of sympathy for Kevin's family. GREAT GUY AND CLASSMATE, AND FRIEND. He will be missed dearly.

Diane Twigg Shaffer
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018
I am so very saddened by Kevin's passing. He was such a special person who never seemed to know a stranger. He was never too busy to stop and talk to an old friend even if it was just to say hi, how are you doing.
OHS class of 1973 has lost a valued classmate. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Becky and family, please accept my condolences.

Diane Shaffer, friend and classmate.

Christi Jo (Holt) Bahney
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018
So sorry to hear the news. Thoughts and prayers for all of the family during this time of loss. Kevin was one of a kind...funny, loyal, respectful, a hard worker and most of all, crazy fun to be around! He will be missed not only by his family and friends, but Kevin is also a loss to the farming community.

Jo Wachtel
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018
Kevin had the best sense of humor. I remember how he disrupted history class so many times. And even Mr. Welsh had to laugh! He treated everyone the same whether you were popular or not. And he was kind. We will all miss him.

Laura (Leckey) Ochs
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018
How shocked and saddened I felt with the news of Kevin's passing. Kevin always
wanted to make your day a better day with laughter. Kevin was always doing acts
of kindness. When my dad passed away Kevin made sure to stop by and see me at
my mom's house to pay his respects. He will be missed!

Beverley Mills
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018
Becky and Family
I am so saddened for your loss I will pray for the days ahead. Thank you both for being so kind to myself and my family Kevin will be missed by all who knew him

Dave & Debbie Earlewine
   Posted Sat July 07, 2018
Kevin has been a very big part of our lives in years past and will be dearly missed. From our times together at youth camps and hours of hanging out talking about life, to cleaning out his livestock trailer and loading my family’s belongings and moving us to Marion, IN on ice covered roads and never once allowing me to pay anything. Kevin was my friend and a very special person to everyone who knew him...Thank You Kevin, you truly were a gift.

Barb Ackman Simmons
   Posted Sat July 07, 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss. I was a class member and grew up with Kevin. It’s like losing a family member. I only knew the boy, but he was so funny and nice to be around. It’s hard to imagine him being gone so soon.

Janet Prullage Goodwin
   Posted Sun July 08, 2018
Dear Becky, Corey, Camden & Families,
So very sorry to hear about Kevin. Your world has suffered a tremendous
loss and may it help to know that so many care & send comforting thoughts
during this difficult time.

Janet Prullage Goodwin
   Posted Sun July 08, 2018
Dear Becky, Corey, Camden & Families,
So very sorry to hear about Kevin. Your world has suffered a tremendous
loss and may it help to know that so many care & send comforting thoughts
during this difficult time. (Bart's Mom)

   Posted Mon July 09, 2018
I came to know Kevin thru work. From day one I enjoyed his sense of humor. Thinking of you all.

Debbie & Jay Nichols
   Posted Mon July 09, 2018
Dear Becky and kids,

We are so sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. He was definitely one of a kind and a very generous person. He loved to raise people's spirits with his humor and wit. Prayers for comfort for the whole family and may the good memories bring peace to you all. Debbie & Jay

Johanna (McCarter) McCarty
   Posted Mon July 09, 2018
Becky and family, I have not lived in Crawford County for many years...but have many fond memories of Kevin. Praying comfort and peace from our Heavenly Father in the days to come as you celebrate his life.

Peg Cain
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
Dear Becky, what a loss for us all. My constant thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. When someone who is so large of life is gone, the void itself is large!! Kevin's bigger than life presence will be reflected in family and friends, together you will find peace in your hearts. With much love, Peg

Yvonne (Schiller) Newlin
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
Becky, Cory, Camden & family ---- So sorry in your loss. Kevin was a fun-loving guy and will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Yvonne & family

Alice and Jay Holtzhouser
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
Dear Becky and Family: We were so sorry to hear about Kevin's passing. He was so full of life and joy; we know the entire community will miss him. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Alice and Jay

Doc Ikemire
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
Always a great guy to be around, he will be missed. The family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chris Huggard & Kay Pritchett
   Posted Sun July 15, 2018
Dear Becky, Cory, Camdon and all the Utterback family, we are deeply saddened by Kevin’s sudden passing. He brought us a lot of joy and fun for many years. We will always cherish our times with Kevin and will never forget all he did for us on the Maxfield farm, treating us like family always. His wit, kindness and charm are forever etched in our memories. His generosity always warmly welcomed us to the farm. We send our heartfelt condolences and love, Chris Huggard & Kay Pritchett.

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