Gary Lee Rich

Born: Sat., Mar. 22, 1947
Died: Thu., Sep. 6, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 11, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Sep. 12, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Gary Lee Rich age 71 of Robinson, IL died Thursday September 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM at his residence following several months of failing health.

Born March 22, 1947 in Honey Creek Township, Crawford County, IL he was the son of Nelson and Audrey (Catt) Rich.  On October 26, 2005 he married Louellen S. (Matheney) Rich.

Gary worked as a sprayer, glazer and finisher at Briggs Plumbingware, Robinson, IL for 31 years then worked at Hershey Chocolate for ten years in utility and packaging.  He served in the US Army – Vietnam; was a lifetime member VFW Post #4549, Robinson, IL and a member of the American Legion, Reavill Post #132, Flat Rock, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Louellen S. Rich, Robinson, IL; a son, James M. Harrington, Robinson, IL; daughters and sons-in-law, Merle and Jeff Reitz, Sawyer, MI, Tiffany and Shawn Sorlie, Robinson, IL, Micheale and Mike Alspach, Casey, IL; thirteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Ruth Rich, Robinson, IL, John and Tammy Rich, CA, Connie Rich, Robinson, IL, Edna Reed South Bend, IN, Paul and Jetta Matheney, Robinson, IL; sisters and brother-in-law, Brenda Price, Robinson, IL, Kimberly Smith, Robinson, IL, Roger Stephens, Annapolis, IL along with many many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Billy Leroy Rich, December 20, 2001; a brother, Steve Rich and a sister, Janice Stephens.

The Funeral Service will be Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Bro. Rick Catt officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday September 11, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hardinville Cemetery, Hardinville, IL.  Military graveside rites performed by E.M. Coulter Post #69 and VFW Post #4549, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Veteran’s Transportation Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Penny Vanwinkle
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
So very sorry about your loss.
Louellen and family may god an his angles wrap there love around you.
With all are love!
Penny VanWinkle an RICHARD BAUD an Riley RJ,Rachel.

Amy (alspach) & Robert Carter
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Michaele & Family sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts & prayers.

traci rich
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Im sorry to here my cousin Gary passed away. Gary has now been welcomed by his family in heaven. What a great party that is. Keep Jesus in your heart.

Joyce Wiseman Bennett
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Dear Lou,
I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I trust he and Dort are having a nice reunion in heaven. Prayers for peace and well being.

   Posted Mon September 17, 2018
No loss is simple. We may search for true comfort, but it is hard to find. There is hope, and comfort from God. John 5:28,29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...” Those who have died are in Gods memory, they have the prospect of being brought back to life. Not only will God comfort us now, but he will provide a resolution in the near future that will reunite us with those we have lost. Please accept my sincere condolences at this difficult time.

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