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Obituary for Richard Rawlings
Richard James Rawlings, 51, of Bartonville passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 20, 1961 in Peoria to Richard Thomas and Norma J. Hagan Rawlings. He is survived by his son, Richard Wallace Rawlings of Bartonville; mother, Norma Hanley of Bartonville; father, Richard T. (Shirley) Rawlings of Little America; partner with whom he made his home, Sheree Krider of Bartonville; sisters, Kandy (Kurt) Anderson of Dunlap, Rae (Randy) Friederich of Bartonville, Robin (Gary) Jackson of East Peoria, Ragan (Jason) Elam of South Pekin; step sisters, Deanna (Buddy) Hoopingarner of Hanna City, Alice (Scott) Payne of Bartonville, Cathy (Clifford) Haggard of Trivoli, Barbara (John) Bruntrup of Trivoli and step brother, Timber Isbell of Jefferson City, MO. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Richard was an avid Bears fan. He enjoyed cookouts with family and friends and watching NASCAR. He was a former President of USMJP. Cremation has been accorded and a celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Jim Dandy Lounge in Bartonville from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in his name.