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Lee R. Richey

January 17, 2024

Lee Richey Obituary

Lee R. Richey, 40, of Oakwood died at 8:55 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

According to his wishes, he will be cremated. A visitation will be held at Willow Barn, 20482 Henning Rd. Danville Il. on Sunday, January 28, 2024, from noon until 3:00 p.m.

Lee is survived by his parents, Lee E. Richey and Vicky Palmer (Joe Hill), his brother, Killian Richey, his sister, Madison Tharp, his grandparents, Jim and Cheryl Palmer, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Lee was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Patricia Richey, Great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and a few friends.

Lee enjoyed spending time with his family on holiday gatherings. He had several close friends, his ride or die, Cody, Kayla, Shane, Cynthia and Martha. He was close to his Grandmother Cheryl who was his best confidant and his sidekick, his father, Lee, who took him every weekend to eat and have a drink,.

Lee has met and enjoyed many people over the years. He loved to talk about who and where he crossed paths with. We would always hear " I met him, Cool dude."

Lee enjoyed fishing, his first love, music and riding his bike. His dream was to participate in a bass tournament and he came in 2nd. He also looked forward to the Kickapoo Bike Trail being complete so he could ride from Danville to Urbana.

Lee enjoyed where he lived because of his friendship with the landlord, maintenance and his neighbors. They all looked after him and enjoyed his company.

A celebration of life will be planned later when the weather is nicer. In his honor, his family is hoping to set up a "Take your child fishing" day at Kickapoo State Park or Kennekuk Cove County Park.

If you wish to donate in his name please consider Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, American Heart Association or Gift of Hope in Springfield.

"Thank you for loving our son.”

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January 28, 2024

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Willow Barn


Riley Hospital For Children
705 Riley Hospital Dr, Indianapolis IN 46202
Tel: 1-317-944-5000

Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
425 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca IL 60143
Tel: 1-630-758-2600

American Heart Association
300 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200, Chicago IL 60606
Tel: 1-312-346-4675


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