HERRIN — Amiel “Bullet” Crespi, 93, of Herrin, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at the Herrin Hospital in Herrin.
Amiel was a retired truck driver for Southern Illinois Wholesale Company. Earlier in life, he worked as a pipefitter and a bartender. He was a faithful Notre Dame and St. Louis Cardinals fan. Amiel was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2164.
Amiel was born Sept. 3, 1926, in Clifford, Illinois, to Paul and Lena (Berra) Crespi.
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Amiel was united in marriage with Dorthea Bailey on 1953 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, Illinois.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Dorthea Crespi of Herrin; daughter, Vicki Lynn Crespi of Belleville; sister, Geraldine Gore of Portage, Indiana; niece and nephews, Mark Gore of Portage, Indiana, Mel Gore of Portage, Indiana, Michael Gore of Texas, Bobbi Lynn Fife of Leland, North Carolina; and several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Crespi; and sister, Olympia Fife.
The Rite of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin with Msgr. Ken Schaefer officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 5 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin. Burial will be in San Carlo Catholic Cemetery in Herrin. Memorial Donations may be made to OLMC New School Fund, 316 West Monroe Street, Herrin, IL 62948; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.