Gerald Lynn Richard, 65, of Dix, passed away at 1:45 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2021, at his home. He was a graduate of Summersville Grade School and Mt. Vernon Township High School, and was a member of Central Christian Church.
Funeral Services for Mr. Richard will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2021, at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with Brad Garner officiating. Attendees are asked to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, February 26, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service, at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to Residential Hospice, and will be accepted at the service, or by mail to the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830. Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneral.com, or on the Osborn Funeral Home Facebook page.
On July 22, 1989, in Mt. Vernon, he married Paula McKenzie, and she survives in Dix. In addition to his wife, Paula Richard of Dix, he is survived by his mother, Mildred Richard of Mt. Vernon; son, Ryan Perigo and wife Diana; three daughters, Quinn Irwin and husband Chad, Juli Shubert and husband Todd, and Tiffany Burns and husband Seth; eight grandchildren; and one sister, Carla Moyer and husband Donnie.
He was born September 23, 1955, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Carl and Mildred (Williams) Richard. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Richard.