Dorris Gene Richey, 77, of West Frankfort, Illinois passed away at 6:52 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2012 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.
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He was born January 12, 1935 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky to Earl and Geneva (Jones) Richey.
Dorris was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA for 30 years; member of Grace Baptist Fellowship Church.
He was preceded in death by: Parents; Sister, Anna Myrl Vincent.
Survivors include his Wife, Gwendol (Suddath) Richey of West Frankfort; Three children: Denny (Shay) Richey of Benton, IL, Treva (Andy) Conkovich of Tucson, Arizona, and Martha (Darrell) O'Dell of Harrisburg, IL; Seven grandchildren: Samuel and Daniel Conkovich, Amelia and Jordan Richey, Allison, Darren O'Dell, and Darcie (Jake) O'Dell Wimen; Special grandson, Jeremiah Brown; Sister, Barbara Burch of Louisville, KY.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, Illinois with Pastor Roger Teal officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be at Denning Cemetery on the Orient Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Fellowship Church. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home.
Online condolences of sympathy may be made at www.unionfh.com.
Union Funeral Home
213 East Oak Street West Frankfurt, IL 62896
Published in Daily American News from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2012