The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 19, 2013

Rodney Lee Richards


FITHIAN — Rodney Lee Richards, 47, of Fithian, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at his home.

A celebration of life will begin with a eulogy at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Knights of Columbus, 210 Bryan Ave. in Danville, with a celebration to follow.

Rodney was born on April 11, 1965, in Danville to Jerry and Nancy (King) Richards.

He attended Daniel Grade School and Danville High School and went on to be a heavy equipment operator for several years.

Rodney belonged to the Local 841, where he had been a part of the union for 24 years. He also loved stock cars and racing, even running his own car for several years.

Rodney leaves behind two daughters, Amber Richards and Macy Richards; his parents, Jerry and Nancy Richards; a brother, Jeff (Michelle) Richards; a niece, Vivian Richards; a nephew, Calvin Richards; and a special uncle, Arthur Hamm. He also will be missed by his many friends and coworkers.

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