Richard Wayne Travelstead

Oct 2nd, 1959 - Sep 7th, 2021
Richard Wayne Travelstead

Richard Wayne Travelstead, 61, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at his home.

Richard was born on October 2, 1959 in Benton to Robert Wayne Travelstead and Anna Rosetta (Gruber) Travelstead.  He married Kimberly Ann Lehr on May 24, 1991 in Marion.

Richard retired from the military and worked at the VA.

Survivors include:

Wife-Kim Travelstead


Daughter-Regaina and Jon

Son-Brandon and Heather

Son-Tommy and Gaby

Grandchildren-Anthony, Riston, Phoenix, Tyler, Luisa and a baby girl on the way

Brother-Keith and Mary Travelstead

Brother-Kevin and Chris Travelstead

Brother-Phillip and Jennifer Travelstead

Brother-David Travelstead

Sister-Tammy Travelstead

Brother-Mike and Karen Travelstead

Step brother-Timmy Gruber

Step brother-Trenton and Carla Gruber

He was preceded in death by his parents; step mother, Wanda Travelstead; sister, Tina Marie Travelstead.

Richard’s wishes were to be cremated.  A celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date.  Blue Funeral Home in Goreville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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9 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Paula Sullivan

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: September 10, 2021

    Very sorry to hear this. Rick loved helping Jack at Scenic Ridge & Jack thought of him as a friend. My sympathy & prayers for the family. 🙏🏻

  • Guest: Mike Barlow

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: September 10, 2021

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Rick was a fine person. I was lucky to have known him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Vicki Jiardina

    From: Waco, Illinois

    Date: September 10, 2021

    Kim, Louie and I have so many wonderful memories and stories with Rick! We are so sorry we are not there but sending our love and hugs!

  • Guest: Kelly Wilson

    From: Eldorado, Illinois

    Date: September 11, 2021

    Kim & family:
    I’m so sorry to hear this. Although I haven’t talked with you in a long while I know Rick will be missed. You all are in my prayers.

  • Guest: Connie

    From: Stonefort , Illinois

    Date: September 11, 2021

    God bless you all and give you strength to continue. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Guest: Debbie Jeffers

    From: Rantoul , Illinois

    Date: September 11, 2021

    I will always remember Rick’s witty sense of humor, and his kindness…..and the day he showed me how to get to Marion through the country….. 🙂

  • Guest: Charlie Wagley

    From: Oakland, Tennessee

    Date: September 12, 2021

    Kim and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My parents Bob and Wanda Jackson thought so much of you and Rick both. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Guest: Monica Sartin

    From: , Illinois

    Date: September 13, 2021

    Kim, so sorry to read of Richard’s passing, he was so very nice. Condolences to you and your family.

  • Guest: Sarah Travelstead

    From: Fayetteville, North Carolina

    Date: September 16, 2021

    I love you aunt Kim