Richard “Rich” H. Cleek, 75, of Peoria, passed away at 9:40 pm on Monday, July 1, 2019 at his residence. He was born on October 2, 1943 in Coalmont, TN to Paul and Geraldine (Sanders) Cleek. He married Ordella Cooper on June 20, 1981 in Nevada, she survives.
Also surviving are five children, Kathy (Greg) Hunt of Holt, MO, Cheryl (Tim) Ludwig of Shell Knob, MO, Richard (Stacy) Spring of Slidell, LA, Kelly (Darin) Denisar of Jacksonville, IL, and Misty Hewitt of Peoria, IL; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Rich retired from Caterpillar after 31 years of service. He was a member of the Bartonville American Legion Post 979.
Rich served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Bartonville American Legion. Graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 am on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria, IL. Pastor Rick Sommers will officiate. Memorials can be made to the Bartonville American Legion Post 979. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com