Allen Rix

Sep 19th, 1962 - Jan 30th, 2018


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Feb. 2nd, 2018 11am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Feb. 2nd, 2018 1pm

Allen Rix

Carbondale-Allen Rix, 55, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Allen was born on September 19, 1962 in Marion to Herbert and Peggy (Neber) Rix. He married Sherry Ryals.

Allen served in the U.S. Air Force. He loved to fish and enjoyed working with Veterans and working in his garden. Allen especially loved spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include:

Wife-Sherry Rix of Carbondale

Son-Joseph Allen and Pia Rix of Junction City, KS

Sister-Sherry and Sonny Franks

Brother-Tom and Kathy Rix

Sister-Stephanie Modglin and Jason Brimm

Loving step children:

Randy and Maria Broderick

Patti and John Block


Ayanna Rix

Xavier Rix

James Broderick

Sydney Broderick

Beau Broderick

Lennon Block

Nieces and nephews:

Shelby Modglin

Anthony and Padra Franks

Aadam and Adrienne Franks

Aaron Franks

Brandon and Brittnie Rix

Ryan Rix

Austin Modglin

Many great nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his father Herbert C. Rix; mother, Peggy Sue Miller and sister, Junellen Rix

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 1pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Darrell Wimberly officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 11am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Casual dress is requested

10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Marsha Bundy

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2018

    Thoughts and prayers to Sherry and the rest of Allen’s family. You both have done amazing things at the Haven and showed us a great time when we were there.

    Marsha Bundy
    Carterville American Legion Auxiliary

  • Guest: Mary Ellen Abell

    From: Carterville , Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2018

    I am so sorry for you and your family. You and Alan were so nice to our Rotary Club. God Bless

  • Guest: Bill Martin and family

    From: Gainesboro Tn, Tennessee

    Date: January 31, 2018

    We are so sorry to hear Allen died. We have always loved his family and traveled the journey since Allen was born. Bless the Rix familiy May God watch over you all. Bill and Mary Martin and family.

  • Guest: Rick Reed (Blue Knights)

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2018

    From all of us at the Blue Knights we are so sorry for your loss. You and Allen were great friends and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Guest: Bob and Phyllis Meier ( Chaplain )

    From: Nashville, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2018

    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family , we are very sorry for your loss

  • Guest: Bird and Lin

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: February 1, 2018

    We have lost a very dear friend. Our love and prayers go out to Sherry. May the Lord bless and keep you during this time of sorrow

  • Guest: Mich

    From: , Illinois

    Date: February 1, 2018

    My condolences, dear family. Many happy memories of Allen be with you. But when sadness comes, may these promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. “Do not be anxious…but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 New World Translation.

  • Guest: Cathy Duvall

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 1, 2018

    I am so sorry Sherry about your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  • Guest: Martha Ann Webb

    From: Anna, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2018

    Sherry you and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loose. Allen was a wonderful person and will be missed. May God give you peace.

  • Guest: Barney

    From: , Georgia

    Date: February 3, 2018

    It is indeed sad that you are mourning the loss of your dear Allen. Please accept my condolences. Be comforted in knowing that in God’s due time, he will indeed eliminate all suffering on earth including death, as expressed in the video link below: