EAST PEORIA - Richard Roy Bloodworth, 61, of East Peoria passed away at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria surrounded by his family.
He was born May 16, 1953, in Peoria to Collin Eugene and Pansy (Harris) Bloodworth. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Diane Lynn.
Surviving are one daughter, Stephanie (Neal Minton) Cook of Pekin; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Patricia (Al) Krumwiede of East Peoria; and one brother, Bob (Kay) Bloodworth of Pekin.
He was a graduate of East Peoria High School and served in the U.S. Army.
He later worked as a laborer in masonry for many years in the area.
A happy guy, Richard enjoyed life and was a jokester to a fault. His biggest joy was being with his grandchildren.
In his youth, he enjoyed hang gliding and later owned Illinois Gliders South, where he helped others to learn the sport. He also had been a lifetime member of the Isaac Walton Conservation Club's Woodford County Chapter.
Richard arranged to have his body donated to medical science. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home at 8630 N. Illinois Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615.
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.