CHARLESTON, IL – Richard Aaron McDivitt, age 42 of Charleston, Illinois went to his heavenly home as a result of natural causes. A private funeral service, honoring and celebrating his life, will be officiated by Pastor Michael Stewart and held at Adams Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery, rural Ashmore, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, charitable gifts in his honor may be made to the Coles County Animal Shelter or to Salisbury Church and mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, Illinois 61920.
Rick was born July 27, 1978 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Lafayette Township, Coles County, Illinois, a son of Richard Allen and Kathy L. (Beasley) McDivitt. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Jake Hudson stationed at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska; a brother, Paul McDivitt, of Ashmore; a sister, Kim Springman (Charlie) of Sullivan, Illinois; a niece, Kara (Springman) Molzen and husband Mitch; and a nephew Aaron Springman. He is also survived by aunts and uncles which include Ron Beasley of rural Casey, Illinois, Harlan and Judy Beasley of Arvada, Colorado, Dana and Dave Shick of Charleston, Del and Julie McDivitt of Ashmore, and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wayne and Pearl Beasley and Bill and Loleta McDivitt; an uncle, Kent Bryant and aunt, Rhea Beasley; and cousin, Randy Bryant.
Rick was a graduate of Charleston High School and most recently was employed with Rural King in their warehouse. Rick placed his church membership at Calvary Baptist Church and his interest and love for all animals was the motivation for his membership to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). He especially enjoyed watching the birds, was fond of cars, trucks and Jeeps, and almost always had a dog as a companion and pet. Rick loved nature, plants, and flowers, was a talented cook, and enjoyed nothing more than taking long walks with his dog. His heart was filled with generosity for all and a deep and abiding love for his family who he enjoyed spending time with. Rick will always be missed and memories of him forever treasured.
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