Richard H. Stephens Jr., 76, of Armstrong, passed away at 9:49 a.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020, at his home.
Richard was born on January 18, 1944, in Urbana, the son of Richard H. and Helen Elizabeth (Baldwin) Stephens Sr. He married Becky Sue (Burwell) Urbain on May 16, 1982, in Tuscola. She survives.
He is also survived by three sons- Gregory Stephens of Urbana, Wm. Bradley Stephens of Hoopeston and Travis (Danielle) Stephens of Armstrong; one daughter- Ginger (Jack) Arnold of Galatia, Illinois; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister- Suzi Hood of Galveston, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father- Richard “Dick” H. Stephens, mother- Helen E. (Baldwin) Hood, step-father- Wm. “Quinn” Hood, infant brother- Frank Hood, infant sister- Kathleen Hood and granddaughter- Alyssa Rae Stephens.
Richard graduated from Onarga Military Academy High School. He worked for over 40 years as a produce manager at Jerry’s IGA, in Champaign, until his retirement. Richard enjoyed fishing, reading, building computers and spending time with his family.
According to his wish’s cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Richard’s life. Condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.
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