Ricky L. Reeder

Born: Tue., Aug. 26, 1958
Died: Tue., Sep. 29, 2020

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 06, 2020
Location: Greenpond Cemetery

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Ricky Reeder, age 62, of Pearl, IL passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at his brother’s home. He was born August 26, 1958 in Wood River, IL to Donald Reeder and Gladys Smith.

Ricky graduated from East Pike High School in 1976, after graduation he  painted steel structures for the Meredosia Power Plant. He later moved to Indiana and worked at Endicott Church Furnishings. Ricky enlisted in the United States Army in 1978 and served in both Iraq Wars, retiring as a 1st Sergeant from the Army in January 2005 after serving his country for 27 years. He went to work at Knapheide Manufacturing in Quincy as a fabrication coach and worked for Doyle Manufacturing until 2016 when he semi-retired to work with Uncle Fred. Ricky loved archery, fishing, hunting and making music with the family; he was honored to hold the European Archery Championship. He loved spending time with his family and wanted to always let them know how important each and every one of them were to him.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Gladys (Bob) Clarkson of Pittsfield, IL; stepmother, Betty Reeder of Warsaw, IN; children, Dustin Levi (Natalie) Reeder of Emden, Germany, Martin R. (Katie) Delaney of Ft. Riley, KS,  Michael A. (Melinda) Ewell of Clarksville, TN and Marcie (Jamey) Padgett of Clarksville, TN;  brothers, Dana Reeder of Camp Point, IL, Darin Reeder of Pittsfield, IL and Lyndle (Patricia) Labby of Pittsfield, IL; sisters, Joani (Merle) Walston of Nebo, IL and Janice (Doug) Jenkins of Liberty, IL; stepbrothers, Wayne Clarkson of Pittsfield, IL and Robert Clarkson of Pittsfield, IL; stepsisters, Connie Reeder of Warsaw, IN and Chris Hall of Warsaw, IN; numerous grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ricky was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Donald Reeder; step dad, Lyndle Labby; step brother, Ronnie Labby; two nieces, two nephews and one great niece.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Green Pond Cemetery near Pearl, IL. Memorials are suggested to be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Ricky's memory to the following organization:

Cornerstone Baptist Church

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Kathy Carter
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Gladys Smith Clarkston I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family may God watch over you all in this time of sorrow

Linda and Larry Snyder
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Dear Jan - Thinking of you and your family. 🙏🏻

Linda and Larry

Patricia & Lyndle Labby
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Our hearts are broken, but Heaven rejoices. Earth has no sorrow Heaven can’t heal. Rick was the kindest most generous soul. Until we meet again, brother I can’t hardly wait.

Love, ❤️ The Labby Family

Gayle & Betty Jenkins
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Gladys & family, we are so sorry for the loss of your son and brother. We will not be able to attend Rick’s funeral, but know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Crystal (Bollman) Goodfliesh
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Hang on to the good memories. It's what helps get us through these times, I think.

   Posted Fri October 02, 2020
Gladys & Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Rick & I shared many memories in his later years playing Christian music for Gospel Gigs.

Stuart & Holly Rumple
   Posted Fri October 02, 2020
Rick was one of the good ones! We are thinking of you all at this time.

Paul & Janie
   Posted Mon October 05, 2020
Our hearts are broken for your family. When all of you were out here helping us we learned to love all of you.

Paul&Janie Ransom

Gracie Churchill
   Posted Tue October 06, 2020
So very sorry for your loss., Gladys, Jan and family. My thought and prayers are with you all. at this time. Remember all the good times and memories you had as a family.God be with you each and everyone.

Antonio Ortiz-Garcia
   Posted Thu October 22, 2020
MSG Ricky Reeder was a fine Soldier and superb leader leader who inspired, mentored and developed future military leaders while he served as the senior enlisted ROTC cadre at Weber State University prior to the 9/11 terrorists attacks. Your father figure, stern discipline, friendship, guidance, mentor-ship and love for country produced great military officers. Your legacy and dedication to others will live with everyone of us. Rest in peace Warrior.

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