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Richard McCollum

July 10, 1948 — July 26, 2018

Richard D. McCollum, 70, of Eureka, IL passed away at 3:45a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at his residence.

He was born on July 10, 1948 in Shelbyville, IL a son of Ray and Fae Wood McCollum. He married Judith Payne on September 17, 1975 in Pekin, IL. She survives.

Survivors also include his children, Kelly(Dan) Hadfield of Eureka; Clint Plunk of Roanoke; John(Jennifer) Plunk of Bethel Springs, TN; Travis McCollum of Eureka; Angela(Dave)Hahn of Eureka; two brothers, Jerry( Dee) McCollum of Wisconsin; Doug(Robin) McCollum of Arcola; one sister, Brenda(Sid) Barringer of Shelbyville; 19 grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Matthew McCollum and Dave Plunk; one brother, Lynn McCollum.

Richard worked at Caterpillar for 25 years and later owned and operated Tri-C Company in Eureka.

He was an avid race car fan enjoying all types of racing. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Rev. Don Russell will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 1-4p.m. at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Burial will be in the Olio Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the OSF Hospice. Online condolences and tributes may be left at


JUL 29. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Funeral service

JUL 30. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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