Brad Russell, Funeral Director , Brad has been with Reed Funeral Chapel since May of 2004. He is the son of Roy and Sherry (Price) Russell of Harrisburg. Brad is a 2004 Graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Bachelor's Degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service, and a 1998 graduate of Harrisburg High School. Brad resides in Harrisburg with his wife, the former Cassidy Lewis, whom he married on July 11, 2009. Cassidy graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She is a 2003 graduate of Harrisburg High School. Cassidy currently teaches Kindergarten at West Side School in Harrisburg. Brad and Cassidy have two sons, Brendan, who was born on September 17, 2011, and Mason, who was born August 1, 2013.
Chad Stricklin, Funeral Director, Chad has been with Reed Funeral Chapel since March of 2005. Chad is a resident of rural Harrisburg, and is the son of Charles "Fuzz" Stricklin of Harrisburg, and Dianne (Sloan) Short of Galatia. Chad, a licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer for over 13 years, graduated in 1995, with honors from the Mortuary Science and Funeral Service program of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and graduated from Galatia High School in 1993. Chad married Gail Emery on August 12, 1995, the daughter of Ralph and Shirley Emery of Marion. Gail is a 1990 graduate of Marion High School, and has a Associates Degree in Accounting from John A. Logan College in Carterville. Gail is currently employed with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Chad and Gail have one daughter, Anna, who was born on November 5, 2002 and one son Lucas, who was born on August 18, 2005.
Funeral Chapel / 503 East Sloan Street / Harrisburg, Illinois