Joseph Dwight Blythe, 97, of Monticello, passed away at 12:54 a.m., December 10, 2020 at his residence.
Dwight was born June 9, 1923 in Windsor, IL the son of Ray I. and Florence Mae (Andes) Blythe. He married Mary A. Bridges on February 14, 1947 in Cisco, IL.
Dwight is survived by his wife Mary of Monticello; daughter, Linda Dyson (Larry) of Monticello; sons, Rick Blythe (Jackie) of Lodge, Rus Blythe (Lee Anne) of Lincoln; 9 grandchildren, Corey Dyson, Ryan Dyson (Jen), Darci Chupp (Wayne), Chris Blythe (Becky), Amanda Hettinger (Dan), Aaron Blythe (Brittney), Austin Blythe (Laura), Emily Reed (Dale), Jenny Bridgwater; 26 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren; sister Doris Jones of Monticello; and brother, Stephen Blythe (TJ) of Bismark;. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Helen Stain, brothers Forrest Blythe and Robert Blythe, and sister Beverly Brown.
Dwight and Mary farmed for 40 years in rural Cisco until his retirement in 1994. He was a Lifetime member of the Piatt County Trail Blazers and worked all 66 years of the rodeo. During the last several years, he could be found working the raffle table at the main gate. Dwight was also a member of the Piatt County Farm Bureau.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2020 at the Croninger Cemetery, Cisco with Bob Lane officiating. The family requests casual attire be worn.
Memorials may be made to the Piatt County Trail Blazers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.