Wyoming – Charles “David” Rachel, 73, of Wyoming, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 6:08 a.m. at Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. He was born August 31, 1946 in Wichita Falls, Texas, the son of Harry and Martha (Needham) Rachel. He married Jr. Ferris on June 12, 1966 in Wyoming; she survives.
Also surviving are their four children, daughter, Michelle (Scott) Draminski of Wyoming, son, Marland (Nicole) Rachel of Galva, son, Matthew (Toni) Rachel of Ozark, Missouri, and daughter, Marlo (Jason) Ingram of Wyoming; 11 grandchildren, Seth, Shad, Shai, Wade, Caden, Tyler, Ashlynn, Alex, Baylee, Addison and Elizabeth; two brothers, Joe Rachel of St. Louis, Missouri and Dale Rachel of Illinois; three sisters-in-law, Karen Rachel of Oregon, Eleanor "Peaches" Tiller of Florida, and Sandi (Bob) Clark of Wyoming, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Tom Rachel; one sister-in-law, Jackie Rachel; brother-in-law, James Tiller; and two baby angels.
David served in the United States Navy and worked for Caterpillar in Mossville for 44 years. He was a pipe fitter and in management for 10 years. He also assisted with the startup of ATS. He had a natural talent for woodworking that started after his father passed away, and he would plant a tree for every piece he made. He was a vegetable gardener, sewer, and collected paper weights, rocks and elephants. David was a member of the Wyoming American Legion Post #91 and the Wyoming Masonic Lodge #479 A.F. & A.M.
A vehicle visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Haskell Funeral & Cremation Services in Wyoming. Staff will be on site to assist and direct, as you greet the family from your car. Memorial contributions, cards and gifts may be given at this time. David’s funeral and burial with military honors on Thursday, March 26, 2020 will be for immediate family only. Nicole Reed, Certified Funeral Celebrant will officiate, and the funeral service will be live streamed on Facebook under the search: David Rachel Funeral Service. Burial will be in Osceola Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
August 31, 1946 - March 22, 202008/31/194603/22/2020
Charles "David" Rachel
2 Trees have been planted in memory of Charles "David" Rachel.