Richard Allen Packingham
SPRINGFIELD - Richard Allen Packingham, 63, of Springfield, died at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home.
Richard was born January 2, 1950, in Springfield, the son of Glen R. and Dorothy Hewitt Packingham. He married Linda Matheis on June 30, 2006, in Springfield.
Richard was an avid racing, St. Louis Cardinals, Illini, and Chicago Bears fan.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of Springfield; two sons: Glen R. (Tonya) Packingham of Springfield and Jason A. (Frannie) Packingham of Waupecca, WI; three daughters: Ruth Kriener of Dawson, Becky (Larry) Bumgardner of Dawson, and Tracy (Tom) Merz of Springfield; two step-daughters, Jen (Bill) Wise of Thailand and Marissa (Carlos) Colon of Springfield; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grand-children; siblings: Ronnie (Peggy) Packingham of Midland, TX, Raymond Packingham of Williamsville, Ricky Packingham of Hebron, OH, Roger Packingham of Springfield, and Debbie Packingham of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 12:00–2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life at the Springfield Eagles Club, 2700 E. Ash St., Springfield at 3:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Church, 1720 S. Grand Ave. E., Springfield, IL 62703.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.