Richard Eugene Umbaugh, 86, of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at St. Louis University Hospital.
Richard was born on January 13, 1931 in Marion, Ohio; the son of the late Harold E. and Frances (Clark) Umbaugh. Richard was a mechanical engineer for the Benham Group in St. Louis and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Richard was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Edwardsville, Illinois and in his free time enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was very involved in church activities and will be missed by all. He was active in mission trips, serving at the Salvation Army, and volunteered whenever and wherever he was needed.
Richard is survived by and will be missed by his sons: Scott (Jeanie) Umbaugh of Edwardsville, Illinois, Greg (Glicer) of Miami, Florida, Patrick Horn, Charlie Horn, John (Angela) Dillmon; his daughters, Alyson Horn, LaDonna Umbaugh; his grandchildren, Robin Umbaugh, David Umbaugh, Michael Dickerson, Angi Lunning, Kayla Szczeblewski, Christopher Umbaugh, Chad Umbaugh, Gaby Machado, Andrea Horn, Jared Dillmon, Aaron Dillmon; his great-grandchildren, Ryder Umbaugh, Kennedy Umbaugh, Noah Umbaugh; his sisters, Diane Hitt, Micki Lee; his brother, Tom Umbaugh.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife; Patricia (Mense) Umbaugh; his son, Jeffrey A. Umbaugh.
In celebration of Richard’s life, services will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 7372 Marine Road in Edwardsville with Pastor Troy Benton officiating. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Sloan-Kettering Hospital. Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon is serving the family.
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