W. Ray Richardson

July 14, 1949September 14, 2021

PEKIN ~ Winfred Ray Richardson, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Born July 14, 1949 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Winfred Cleveland and Carolyn Joyce (Corbell) Richardson, he married Sara Jo Lampton on August 21, 1998 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jeff (Char) Richardson of Pekin and Tim (Biz) Richardson of Mt. Sterling; one step-daughter, Lisa (Amie Clancy) Bouris of Pekin; one step-son, Luke Bouris of Pekin; two grandchildren, Dalton Richardson and Audry Richardson and two brothers, Jerry (Diane) Richardson of Pekin and Jimmy (Diana) Richardson of Mobile, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant daughter, Teresa Rae Richardson and one sister, Jewell Richardson.

Ray retired from Caterpillar, Inc. with 41 years of service, last working as Global Security Director.

He enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with family and fishing and hunting mushrooms. He also loved his golf and was a longtime member of Farmington Masonic Lodge No. 192.

His private graveside service will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554.


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W. Ray Richardson