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Obituary for Richard Whitman, Jr.
Richard C. Whitman, Jr., 68, of Pekin passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born May 26, 1949 in Peoria to Richard and Wanda Nunly Whitman Sr. He married Mary Rarick December 23, 1994 in Pekin; she survives. He is also survived by his children, Charlotte, Cheryl, Laurie (Greg), Tracy, Harry (Diane); grandchildren, Christian, Cheyenne, Sylvia, Micky, Brittney, Randy, Nathaniel; several great-grandchildren; sister, Diane; brother, David and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Donna, Dixie, Dana and Dennis. Richard served in the U. S. Army and worked for Acme Manufacturing Co. for many years. He loved woodworking, making cookies and awesome pancakes. Per his wishes cremation has been accorded and a memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Abts Mortuary in Pekin. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his wife to assist with expenses.