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Rev. David M. Roth, 73, of Carterville, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Herrin Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Crainville Baptist Church with Pastor Cody Knapik officiating. Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at the church.
David was born April 25, 1946, in Wilmington, Delaware, to Rev. Leland Monroe and Margaret Hannah (Martin) Roth. On August 29, 1970, he married Vicki Lee Heflin in Cleveland, Ohio.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Vicki Roth of Carterville; daughters, Bethany Tanner of Crainville and Rev. Cana Roth (Brandon Austin) of Springfield; son, Jordan (Heather) Roth of Carterville; grandchildren, Ethan Tanner, Landon Tanner, Crosby Tanner, Camille Roth, and Chloe Roth; brothers, Dr. Leland (Carol) Roth of Eugene, Oregon, Marshall (Linda) Roth of Lockport, New York, and Donald Roth of Tonawanda, New York; sisters-in-law, Susan (Rev. Robert) Brown of Bolingbrook, Illinois and Becky (Jim) Yeigh of Sagamore Hills, Ohio; brothers-in-law, Bill (Norma) Heflin of Tucson, Arizona and Paul Murray of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents.
He was ordained an American Baptist minister in 1972 and faithfully served churches in New Jersey, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, and New York until his retirement in 2010.
David graduated from Joliet High School where he was active in football, wrestling, track, band, and chorus. He later graduated from University of Illinois (Chicago Circle Campus) with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. From there, David attended Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, now known as Palmer, in Philadelphia graduating with a Masters of Divinity.
His loves besides the pastorate were: camp ministry where he directed senior high camps for 25 years in Ohio, Iowa and Illinois; music-solo and men's quartet, directing choirs and children's muscials, playing instruments, and enjoying all musical genres from classical to jazz to southern gospel; woodworking-making furniture and boxes; missions-trips to Haiti, Refugee Resettlement, international and home missions; playing Trivial Pursuit and always winning; and eating pie!
Memorial contributions can be made to the Lake Springfield Baptist Camp, sent in care of, Crainville Baptist Church.
His family would like to express their thanks to Shawnee Christian Village and Hospice of Southern Illinois for their wonderful care.
Lake Springfield Baptist Camp, c/o Crainville Baptist Church
806 Marion Street, Carterville IL 62918