Rick Reeves

Rick Reeves

TUSCOLA — Rick left his earthly home Saturday (Dec. 22, 2018) at Country Health Care and Rehab, Gifford.

He was born Feb. 16, 1950, in Oakdale, La.

Rick is survived by Tru, his wife of 45 years; his daughter, Esther; son, Joshua; and cousins, Judy, Tim and Mary.

Rick was employed at Kraft Foods for 32 years and retired early due to Parkinson's disease. He enjoyed the outdoors; flowers, birds, fishing, boating, camping and gardening. He was a member of The Frontier Prairielands, which is a primitive black powder gun club. National parks were his vacation goals. A hot air balloon trip near Gettysburg that took him 5700 feet in the air was one of his greatest memories. He enjoyed Kodiak Island in the summer with his daughter, Esther, and had a special bond with his son, Joshua, that always brought happiness to his heart.

His wife, Tru, will always remember him waking up with a smile, ready to live life to the fullest. His hope was knowing his heavenly Father loved and cared for him.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials can be made in Rick’s name to the charity of one's choice.

Visitation for Rick will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, from 11 a.m. to noon at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 710 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820. A celebration of life service will follow at noon.

Please join Rick's family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his tribute wall at sunsetfuneralhome.com.