Richard Eugene Miers, 72, of Cherry, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013, at the OSF Hospice Home in Peoria following a lengthy illness.
A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Monday in the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Cherry. Visitation will be Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
Richard was born on March 26, 1941 in Jacksonville, Illinois, to Edwin and Pauline (Turner) Miers. He married Evelyn Lou Pape on July 9, 1961 in Springfield. He had worked at Hobbs in Spring Valley until retiring in 1993. He was a member of the UWA union.
He is survived by: his four children, Karla Gilliam of Cherry, Donald Miers of Cherry, James (Dawn) Miers of Mendota and Cammie (Craig) Orlandi of Spring Valley; 3 grandchildren, Brittney Miers and Joshua and Kacia Orlandi; and 1 brother, Edwin (Wilma) Miers of Fallon, Nevada.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his step-mother, Helen Fluckey Miers; his wife, Evelyn in 2008; 1 son, Richard Miers, Jr. in 1966; and his twin brother at birth.
Memorials may be directed to his family.