Richard L. Vail (1939 - 2012)


Richard L. Vail, 73, of Effingham, died at 11:53 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at his home.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont, with the Rev. Robert Tucker officiating. Burial was in Blue Point Baptist Church Cemetery in Shumway. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until time of services on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: Donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Vail was born on Sept. 18, 1939, in Michigan, the son of Walter W. and Jesse E. Workman Vail.
He is survived by a son, Les Vail of Kilgore, Texas; and daughters, Pam and her husband Dan LeCrone of Altamont, and Ann and her husband Kent Bushue of Effingham.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Dec. 23, 2012 to Jan. 2, 2013