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Richard Paul Hargrave

December 18, 1956 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 63)


Richard Paul Hargrave, 63, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  Rich was at home and surrounded by the love of his family.


He was born December 18, 1956, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, the son of Donald R. and Patricia A. (Kolb) Hargrave.  He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1974.


Rich was soft spoken, kindhearted and a man of a few words.  He had a “giver’s heart” always taking care of others, most especially his wife Sara and his four-legged kids Daisy and George. 


Rich loved spending time with his family and friends.   His most cherished moment was marrying the love of his life Sara (Haggard).  Rich enjoyed the simple things in life…He enjoyed being at home, working and being outdoors.  Rich was an animal lover at heart, he kept treats in his truck to share with the strays that he met along the way.


Rich was able to do whatever was placed in front of him.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Tri-Kote Inc. from 1993 until the time of his death.  He was skilled at building location sites, rigging up rigs and operating heavy equipment.  He had a GOD given talent for operating a dozer (cat) in and around the oilfield.  Prior to working at Tri-Kote Inc., he owned and operated North Side Body Shop where his passion for fixing and restoring vehicles was obvious.


Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sara; children, Nicholas Hargrave and Tiffany Hargrave; his four legged kids, Daisy and George; siblings, Liz (Dave) Dunn and Russ Hargrave; father and mother-in-law, Don (Maralyn) Schuler; brother-in-law, Tim (Sonya) Schuler; sister-in-law Lori (Ed) Phillips; and many nieces and nephews.


Rich was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David and Michael Hargrave and four-legged kids, Harry, Heidi and Oscar.


There will be a drive-through visitation Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, (enter on 6th Street) with a graveside service immediately following at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 1827 College Drive, at 2:00 p.m.


Memorials can be made to Wabash County Shelter Buddies or Wabash Rally Against Cancer.  Envelopes will be available at the cemetery.


Due to Covid 19, the family respectfully asks that everyone wear a face mask and to please practice social distancing.


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Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Rich’s family.


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October 31, 2020

1:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

Graveside Service
October 31, 2020

2:00 PM
Highland Memorial Cemetery, College Drive, Mt. Carmel

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