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Richard Lee Dickie Grubbs

June 11, 1938 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 83)


Richard Lee “Dickie” Grubbs, 83, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Oakview Heights Nursing & Rehabilitation.

He was born June 11, 1938, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, the son of Clarence and Ada Pearl (Clark) Grubbs. Richard was a carnival ride operator throughout his life.

Left to cherish Dickie’s memory are his wife, Barbara Ruth Burnette; sisters, Norma Jean Weiss of Mt. Carmel, Sandy (Dale) Halfacre, Mt. Carmel, Barbara Jo (Albert) Steele of Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ada Pearl (Clark) Grubbs and brothers Claude Grubbs, Billie Grubbs, Sonny Grubbs.

Funeral service will be Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Short Funeral Home. The burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m. until service time.

COVID-19 precautions, wearing of face coverings, social distancing and use of hand sanitizer is recommended.

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November 18, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

Funeral Service
November 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

November 18, 2021

Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Illinois

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