June 9, 1977 - December 3, 2021
Richard “Ricky” Burwell, 44, of Peoria, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021. He was born in Kewanee on June 9, 1977, to Terry and Debra (Carter) Burwell. Ricky is survived by his mother, Deb Burwell, of Wyoming; two children, Alec Burwell (Paige Owens), of Brimfield and Eliana Burwell of Brimfield; one brother, Jon Randall (Lucretia Smith) of Wichita, KS; three nieces, Shawna, Ella and Zoe; two nephews, Devan and Justin; two great-nieces, Aliyah and Serenity; and one great-nephew, Shawn. Ricky also leaves behind his beloved dog and best friend, Juice. Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Terry Burwell; his sister, Terri Jo Burwell; and his grandparents. Ricky proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1999 to 2009, completing three deployments in Iraq, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He was medically discharged and finished his military career as a Staff Sergeant. Ricky had a heart of gold. His laugh was contagious, loud and easily recognizable by anyone who knew him. More than anything, Ricky loved his children, nieces and nephews, and his dog Juice. Family was everything to him. Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Wyoming City Cemetery in Wyoming, IL, where military honors will be conducted. Gary Deiters Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family. After suffering multiple injuries while serving, Ricky felt a deep commitment to the Wounded Warrior Project. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his honor. Online condolences may be left at www.GaryDeitersFH.com.
Richard “Ricky” Burwell, 44, of Peoria, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021. He was born in Kewanee on June 9, 1977, to Terry and Debra (Carter) Burwell. Ricky is survived by his mother, Deb Burwell, of Wyoming; two children,... View Obituary & Service Information
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