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Richard “Richie” Firestone Sr.

Richard "Richie" Firestone Sr.

FIRESTONE

 

Richard “Richie” V. Firestone Sr., age 57 of Barnhart, Missouri; born on November 23, 1964 in Sparta, IL the son of Jimmie D. Sr. and Edith (Happel) Firestone; passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis, MO.

 

Richie Retired in 2017 after 18+ years as a Union Commercial Flat Roofer. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, his faithful companions Max and Charlie, tinkering with this and that, and he especially enjoyed the beautiful sunsets at his rural home.

 

He is survived by his mother, Edith Firestone and Walter Gerlach of Coulterville, IL; daughter, Mindy (Isaiah) Farris of Nashville, IL.; sons, Richard V. Firestone Jr. of Sparta, IL, Jeremy Sewell of Booneville, Missouri, and Bryan Keifer of Elkton, Illinois; sisters, Terrie (Jim) Jordan of St. Louis, MO, Christine (Teddy) Murphy of Evansville, IL, Jeana Louis and Kerry Dispain of Pinckneyville, IL; brother, Leslie (Carisa) Firestone of Barnhart, MO; fifteen grandchildren, Hope, Jasper, Elaina, Everett, Destiney, Chaseton, Ethan, Nathan, Kurtis, Lukas, Logan, Alex, Breanna, Payton, and Ava; aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, and cousins;  many children that benefited from his love over the years.

 

Richie was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie D. Firestone Sr.; brother, Jimmie D. Firestone Jr.; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Eva Firestone; maternal grandparents, George and Lucy Happel.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

 

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.

 

His wish was to be cremated.  A Celebration of Life for Richie and Jimmie Jr. will be held at the Sparta Eagles, April 9, 2022.  The time is to be determined.

 

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Jon Fox says:

    I remember playing some hot wheels fun with Richie at Lincoln Elementary during recess. So sorry for your loss. The world is a better place because he was here. Much love, Jon.

  2. Jackie Lindenberg says:

    So sorry to this news. My sympathy to the entire family. He’s in heaven now with Aunt Eva and Uncle Ralph, his dad and brother. I’m sure he greeted them with his beautiful smile.🌹

  3. Terrie Jordan says:

    I will miss you with every beat of my heart. Always and forever, Your Sister Terrie ❤

  4. Linda Boston says:

    To the family of Richie. Sorry for your loss. Richie was a very loving person. He sure knew how to light up a room with his beautiful smile. Gone, but not forgotten. God bless you Richie. 💔

  5. Claudia Kerens says:

    Condolences and sympathies to the Firestone family. Prayers for all.

  6. Erin Malone says:

    Rich was one of those people who would do anything for any one. He was such a “giving” kind of guy. He was one of a kind. I was fortunate to have known him and have him in my life for so long. He beat all kinds of odds when he got sick when he was diagnosed with diabetes. He was strong! I could always count on Rich for just about anything. He knew how to live his life the way he wanted, that’s for sure. We went to Florida for vacation one year, and it was one of the best times in my life. I talked him in to parasailing! You should have seen the smile on his face when we were up so high looking over the water. His laugh was contagious and his smile was priceless. A piece of my heart went with him when he left us – I will love and miss him forever.

  7. James lovins says:

    I went to school with Richie. Sorry for your loss

    • Tammy Doyle says:

      Terrie, I am just baffled that you have lost two brothers in just a short time. My heart goes out to you! May you find peace and tranquility in your heart, mind and soul. ❤️ Tammy Jamison-Doyle

  8. Perry Brooks says:

    Sorry for your loss, Richie and I grew up together, we go along way back,it saddened me to hear of his passing, Prayers for you all, much love to you all, God Bless you all!

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  1. Sorry for your loss, Richie and I grew up together, we go along way back,it saddened me to hear of his passing, Prayers for you all, much love to you all, God Bless you all!

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  2. I went to school with Richie. Sorry for your loss

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    • Terrie, I am just baffled that you have lost two brothers in just a short time. My heart goes out to you! May you find peace and tranquility in your heart, mind and soul. ❤️ Tammy Jamison-Doyle

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  3. Rich was one of those people who would do anything for any one. He was such a “giving” kind of guy. He was one of a kind. I was fortunate to have known him and have him in my life for so long. He beat all kinds of odds when he got sick when he was diagnosed with diabetes. He was strong! I could always count on Rich for just about anything. He knew how to live his life the way he wanted, that’s for sure. We went to Florida for vacation one year, and it was one of the best times in my life. I talked him in to parasailing! You should have seen the smile on his face when we were up so high looking over the water. His laugh was contagious and his smile was priceless. A piece of my heart went with him when he left us – I will love and miss him forever.

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  4. Condolences and sympathies to the Firestone family. Prayers for all.

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  5. To the family of Richie. Sorry for your loss. Richie was a very loving person. He sure knew how to light up a room with his beautiful smile. Gone, but not forgotten. God bless you Richie. 💔

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  6. I will miss you with every beat of my heart. Always and forever, Your Sister Terrie ❤

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  7. So sorry to this news. My sympathy to the entire family. He’s in heaven now with Aunt Eva and Uncle Ralph, his dad and brother. I’m sure he greeted them with his beautiful smile.🌹

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  8. I remember playing some hot wheels fun with Richie at Lincoln Elementary during recess. So sorry for your loss. The world is a better place because he was here. Much love, Jon.

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