Richard R. Llewellyn, 71, of Cottage Hills, Illinois passed away at 11:40 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton.
He was born December 29, 1946 in Highland, Illinois, a son of the late William C. and Janice M. (Kolton) Llewellyn.
He married Jacqueline M. “Jackie” (Clark) Llewellyn on September 13, 1969 in South Carolina and she survives.
He had worked at Chemetco in Hartford with many years of dedicated service as a general foreman.
The United States Army Captain proudly served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War as an Infantry Officer and was the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal with a Silver Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, a Bronze Star Medal and other medals and recognitions.
He was a 1965 graduate of Triad High School where he served as the Senior Class President and played on the basketball team. He was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion and enjoyed his days of fishing and gardening. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son, Samuel L. Llewellyn; daughter-in-law, Angie Morgan of Glen Carbon; two grandsons, Joseph (Wendy) Segrest of Edwardsville and Christopher Llewellyn of Glen Carbon; a brother, William (Marilyn) Llewellyn of Vancouver, Washington; two sisters, Linda Matula of Rogers, Arkansas and Maudie (Robert) Sheroky of Waterloo; seven nieces and nephews; six great nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Julia White and Chrissy Johnson; two brothers-in-law, James Holland and Bernie Holland, all of North Carolina; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his beloved parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard R. Llewellyn Jr.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
Burial with full military honors will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Troy, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to St. Jerome Church for St. John the Baptist Cemetery and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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