ANDREW J. POSKIN, 16, of Tuscola, IL passed away at 7:20 A.M. Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Bourbon Baptist Church in Bourbon, IL. Rev. David Babb will officiate. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Andrew was born on March 17, 2001 in Kankakee, IL. He is a son of Timothy Poskin and Christina (Crego) Phelps.
He is survived by two brothers, Raymond Harris Poskin II of Milford, IL and Jamie Swathwood of Lincoln, IL; his mother, Tina Phelps and her husband Michael of Tuscola, IL; his maternal grandmother, Lu Thompson and her special friend Jerry Yoder both of Tuscola, IL; his maternal grandfather, Charles Crego and his wife Alice of Pontiac, IL; paternal grandfather, William Hendry III of Sheldon, IL; aunts, Cathy Crego (Darren) and Carrie Klopp (Jason) all of Crescent City, IL and Linda Culp (Aaron) of Tuscola, IL; uncles, Bobby Crego (Tonya) of Flanagan, IL and Barry Bradshaw (Denise) of Bement, IL and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Sue Hendry and his uncle Richard Poskin.
Andrew has been living with his grandma, Lu Thompson, for the past three years. He attended the Bourbon Baptist Church with her. He was going to be a Junior at Tuscola High School this year. He has been on the Tuscola Warrior Football Team for the past two years and even played JFL football prior to that. He was also on the track team. Andrew was a big Green Bay Packer fan. He enjoyed stock-car racing with his family, fishing with his step-dad and playing video games. He was very proud of his car.
Andrew worked for the Tuscola School District during the summer and most recently was working at McDonalds in Tuscola, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Andrew’s family in care of the First State Bank of Tuscola, 801 S. Main Street in Tuscola, IL.