David Nimrod Flack, 81, of Litchfield, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:10 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital Hospice Unit in Springfield, IL.
Born September 18, 1935, a son of Rev. John Louis and Bertha Florence (England) Flack. Mr. Flack was a talented mechanic. He owned and operated Dave’s Auto in Greenville for several years. He was employed by Bond County Community Unit School District #2 as a bus mechanic. He was known for conversion of the school busses to run on liquid propane rather than gas or diesel fuels. He then moved to Hillsboro and was employed by Hillsboro Community Unit School District #3 as a bus mechanic until his retirement. Mr. Flack was instrumental in placing strobe lights to school buses as an added measure of safety in fog and night time operating conditions. After his retirement from the Hillsboro CUSD #3, Mr. Flack was employed as a part sales representative of Ridgeway Bus Parts Co., of Louisville, KY, covering a five-state territory. In his retirement, Mr. Flack was also a manager of the Litchfield Car Wash – Rt.66 location.
A member of the Litchfield Assembly of God Church. Mr. Flack enjoyed riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle, camping, fixing cars and spending time with his family. Mr. Flack married the former Rose Ann Renfro on July 15, 1955 in Litchfield and she survives. Additional survivors include;
A son; Earl (Nancy) Flack of Hillsboro
4 daughters; Rosella Marie (Larry) Long of Taylor Springs, Patricia Ann Flack of Litchfield, Carol Sue Lipe of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Ruby (Jeffrey) Clark of Quincy, IL
3 sisters; Edith Law of Litchfield, Lucy Hale of Fontana, CA, Stella Stephens of Hemet, CA
12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Flack in death are; his parents, a son David (Sept. 27, 2007), brothers John, Melvin, Bill and Rueben Flack and a sister Neoma Wineke.
Funeral Services for Mr. Flack will be conducted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Rev. Randy Sands, Pastor of the Hillsboro Free Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery in Rural Greenville. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Plummer’s. The funeral dinner will be held at the Hillsboro Free Methodist Church in Hillsboro, following the burial.
The family suggests memorials to St. John’s Hospice or the Hillsboro Community Unit School District #3 Vocational Education Fund.