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Richard Lee Tirey

June 6, 1948 — April 1, 2021

Richard Lee Tirey, 72 of Jeiseyville passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at his home in Jeiseyville, IL. He was born on June 6, 1948 in Taylorville, IL the son of Floyd Leslie and Geneva Marie (Jones) Trey. He married Paulette Summers on July 2, 1967 in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a railroader for Illinois Terminal and Norfolk and Western. Richard served in the United State Army in the 101st Airborne during Vietnam. He was a member of the Kincaid American Legion in Kincaid, IL. 

He is survived by his Wife: Paulette Tirey of Jeiseyville, IL; Daughter: Tessa Tirey of Jeiseyville, IL; Son: Lee Tirey of Decatur, IL; Grandchildren: Olivia and Liliana Tirey; Sisters: Elsie and Anna Marie; Brother: Eddie; Brother-in-Law: Mike (Sharon) Summers; Sisters-in-Law: Deanna (Bud) Dean, Glenna (Larry) Odam, Dottie Lovegrove, Cathy (Brian) Yawn and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sisters: Thelma, Betty, Judy and Brenda; Brothers: Sherman and John and Sister-in-Law: Phyllis (Leland) Summers.  

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 10:00-12:00 Noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Mike Summers officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with graveside military honors.

Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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