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Randy K. Reavis

Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 9:23 a.m. CST

WILMINGTON, Ill. — Mr. Randy K. Reavis, 60, of Wilmington, Ill., and formerly of Joliet, Ill., passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

Born Sept. 9, 1952, in Augusta, Ga., Randy is a son of the late Harvey Ellis and Alberta Jones-Reavis. He was raised and educated in Joliet and, on Oct. 27, 1973, Randy married Terry A. Carlin.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator with Local 150 for over 30 years. Aside from being a member of Local 150 Operating Engineers, Randy belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church in Joliet. Randy truly enjoyed fishing, collecting and playing guitars, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Terry; three children, Randy H. (Gena M.) Reavis of Diamond, Ill., Michelle D. Reavis of Wilmington, N.C., and Peggy A. Reavis of Wilmington, Ill.; four grandchildren, James M. Harris, Brian M. Harris, Zachary A. Harris, and Alexis A. Reavis; four brothers, Donnie (Ruth) Gresham and Jerry (Sharon) Gresham, both of Wilmington, Ill., Harvey Reavis of Joliet, and Ricky (Linda) Reavis of Wilmington; one sister, Ruthann Reavis of Wilmington; two sisters-in-law, Peggy (Jim) Pausche of Sheridan, Ill., and Carol (Frank) Betkis of Minooka, Ill.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Randy’s Life will be held Saturday, May 11, at the home of Randy’s son in Diamond. For information or directions, please phone (815) 545-1375.

A private family inurnment will be held in Elmhurst Cemetery in Joliet at a later date.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Randy’s memory to Wish Upon a Star Foundation.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto www.FRBfuneral.com.

Cremation services have been made under the direction and care of Matthew R. Baskerville, CFSP. For additional information, call (815) 476-2181.

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