Jeffrey Wayne Pride, 44, passed away unexpectedly at 7:01 am Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
He was born January 8, 1970 in Olney, IL, the son of Wayne Pride and Martha Longnecker-Richards.
Jeff was a machine operator at Kraft Foods. He was a member of the Bootlegger’s Motorcycle Club and was in a pool league. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lacey and Cory Heineman of Bethalto; a son, Shane Pride of South Roxana; two grandchildren, Layla Heineman and Austin Elliott; his father, Wayne Pride of Wood River; his mother and stepfather, Martha and Lesley Richards of Mt. Carmel, IL; his grandmother, Geneva Longnecker of Mt. Carmel, IL; four half brothers, Tim Richards, Jeremy Pride, Zach Sconce and Larry Pride; a half sister, Angela and her husband William Greenlee; his girlfriend, Teresa Rea and her children and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Harold Longnecker, his grandparents, Wayne and Minnie Pride.
Visitation will be from 3 pm to 7 pm on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Bethalto, followed by a dinner at the church.
A second visitation will be from 3 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Short Funeral Home in Mt. Carmel, IL.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Wagner Cemetery in Chancey, IL with Pastor Dave Cogdill officiating.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com