Perry Lee Friddle

COLLINSVILLE—Perry Lee Friddle, 77, of Collinsville, IL, formerly of Peotone, IL, passed away Jan. 29, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL. He was born Sept. 29, 1940 in Joliet, IL to Perry Louis and Treva (nee Hidlebaugh) Friddle.
Perry retired in 2014 as the chief of police of Marine, IL after 50 years in public service.  He had more than 28 years experience in law enforcement before coming to Marine in 1991.  After a six-year stint with the U.S. Army, Perry went to work with the Wilmington, IL Police Department, where he worked two years. He then accepted a job with the Will County Sheriff's Department, where he spent 24 years.  He and his wife then moved to Collinsville, where he planned to retire. He served a short stint with the Livingston Police Department before switching to Marine.  As a way to relax, Perry enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in O’Fallon.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy “Jan” (nee Nicklas) Friddle, who he married June 3, 1970; a son, Dennis (Joy) Kinney, of Crete, IL; two daughters:  Katherine Knickrehm, of Peotone, IL and Vicki (Scott) Bennett, of Dubach, LA; six grandchildren: Rachael (Canaan) Ozan, Kristofer (Stephanie) Kinney, Stefanie Kinney, Brianna (Daniel) Neal, Alicia (Jonathan) Kendra, and Stephen Knickrehm; seven great-grandchildren:  Brandon, Vash, Tessa, Aiden, Braylin, Jennifer and Aria; one  great-granddaughter on the way, Evelyn; a sister, Mary Lou Friddle, of Michigan City, IN; four brothers:  Leonard (Linda) Friddle, of Coal City, IL; Tom (Lu) Friddle, of Rockdale, IL; Mike (Judy) Friddle, of Coal City, IL and Charles (Sherita) Friddle, of Wilmington, IL and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation will be held from noon to 2 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at First Baptist Church O'Fallon, 1111 E. US Hwy 50, O'Fallon, IL.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. following the visitation with Rev. Mark Jones officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church O'Fallon, American Cancer Society, or Wilmington VFW Honor Guard Post 5422 and will be received at the visitation.
Barry Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.