Rick Highfill, 66, of Milford, passed away at 3:05 PM Thursday, April 8th, 2021, at his home.
Rick was born on October 7th, 1954, in Watseka, Illinois, the son of Charles E and Joyce Ann (Walker) Highfill. He married Charlene Daniels on July 6th, 1974, at the Milford Christian Church. She survives.
He is also survived by one daughter-Susan Highfill of Milford; one son- Derek (Angela) Highfill of Hoopeston; two grandchildren-Joie and Cory Girdler; one brother-Ed (Carol) Highfill of Milford; one sister-Tammy (Jim) Kunce of Milford; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Rick graduated from Milford high school in 1972. He worked for several years at Iroquois Paving and later at KVCC, until his retirement. He served for over 20 years as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for the Milford Fire Protection District. Rick was also a member of #841 Operators Union and the Milford Christian Church. He enjoyed watching westerns, camping, playing cards, woodworking, building things, and model railroading. Rick's greatest enjoyment was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
A Celebration of Rick's Life will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 13th, 2021, at the Milford Christian Church, in Milford, with Pastors Gary Milton and Neil Larimore officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, April 12th, 2021 and from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Tuesday at the Milford Christian Church. Memorials may be made in Rick’s name to the Milford Christian Church or Milford Fire Protection District. He will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery, in Milford. The family has entrusted their Blurton Funeral Home to honor Rick's life. Condolences may be sent to the family on Rick's everlasting memorial page at www.BlurtonFuneralHome.com.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of RIck Highfill, please visit our floral store.