Darryl G. Rost, 67, of Kirkwood, Ill., passed away at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab in Stronghurst, Ill.
He was born on Jan. 19, 1947, in Hannibal, Mo., and is the son of Walter Glenn Rost and Ruth Ann Keith. He was raised and educated in Hannibal.
Darryl married Suzanne Marie Smith. He later married Donna Houghton on March 25, 1989 in Hannibal She survives.
Darryl worked as an auto body technician for many years in the Hannibal and Monmouth, Ill., area. Most recently he worked at a U.S.A. Rental and Peoples-Do-It Center in Monmouth.
Darryl enjoyed fishing, golfing, outside activities, BBQ, and his dogs, Chyann “Chy” and Big Dog. Darryl played music from a young age and played in several bands through the years. He was an excellent drummer and quite a showman. Music was always a huge part of his life. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Darryl is survived by his wife Donna Rost of Kirkwood; his children, Terri Sanders (Scott) of Hannibal, Sherri Gonda (Chuck) of Monroe City, Mo., Tony Rost (Dana) of Monroe City, Mo., Kim Davis of Monroe City, Mo., Keri Anderson (Mitch) of Denver, Colo., Keli Huckaby (Dustin) of Monmouth, and Joshua Rost of Kirkwood. Darryl has nine grandchildren, Cory, Tasha, Sam, Jeremy, Hannah, Alison, Kaylee, Austin and Dawson; seven great-grandchildren, including an unborn baby. Also surviving sisters, Gail Maddox (Paul) of Hannibal and Shadye Mae Kriete; special family Casey, Lisa, Katelynn and James Reynolds all of Kirkwood; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and inlaws.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A gathering of family and friends will be at 2 p.m. March 8, 2014, at the Saverton Community Church. Refreshments and desserts will be served following the service in the fellowship hall across from the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, as well as the McGuire and Davies Funeral Home in Monmouth, Ill.
Online condolences may be made to the McGuire & Davies Funeral Home in Monmouth, Ill.