Richard “Dick” S. Salley, 83, of Rockford, IL, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside. Dick was born February 17, 1938 in Boone County, IL, the son of Stuart and Marjorie (Greenlee) Salley. Dick worked alongside his father for many years on the family dairy farm. He was a member of the Beaver Valley Grange and former member of the Caledonia Trailblazers 4-H Club. Dick loved country music, western movies, the Chicago Cubs and Bears, and enjoyed competing in numerous Special Olympic athletic events. His humorous and cheerful personality will be missed by all.
Dick will be dearly missed by his siblings, Ronald (Sharon) Salley, Gordon (Cheryl) Salley, Jean (Salley) Johnson, Daniel Salley, and numerous nieces and nephews and his extended family at Milestone, Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Jill Salley and brother-in-law, Pat Johnson.
Special thanks to all the staff and friends at Milestone that made the last 32 years of Dick’s life enjoyable.
The visitation for Dick will be held Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Burial will be in Scottish Argyle Cemetery immediately following the services. Memorials may be made to Milestone, Inc., 4060 McFarland Road, Rockford, IL 61111. To leave a memory or condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.