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.