DECATUR — Andre Preston Dinwiddie, 64, of Decatur, IL, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Danville, IL.

He was born April 29, 1948 in Decatur, IL, the son of Huley E. and Alberta Dinwiddie. At the age of 11, Andre moved to Lincoln, IL with his mom and stepdad, Ralph C. and Alberta Davis, where he attended school through graduation from Lincoln Community High School.

Mr. Dinwiddie was employed by Caterpillar Tractor in Decatur, IL for several years before proudly serving his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era.

In 2002, after making a personal confession of faith in Jesus Christ, Andre became a member of the Abundant Life Christian Center International in Decatur, IL.

Mr. Dinwiddie was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Those left to cherish his fond memory are his daughters. Dawn (Edward) Pinn of Chatham, IL and Cianan (Timothy) Foster of Evans, GA; his son, Preston (Chanda) Dinwiddie of Las Vegas, NV; his sisters, Janice (Jessie) Bates of Decatur, IL and Gwendolyn Patricia (Carl) Westbrook of Crestview, FL; five (5) grandsons of Evans, GA and two (2) grandsons of Las Vegas, NV; his aunt, Clara Wright of St. Louis, MO and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Dinwiddie’s home-going services will be at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, September 22,

2012 at Abundant Life Christian Center International, 1705 North Maple Avenue, Decatur, IL with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Camp Butler Cemetery in Springfield, IL.

The family of Andre Preston Dinwiddie is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, 2801 North Monroe Street, Decatur, IL, 62526. View the online obituary, send condolences and share memories at

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