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Richard A. “Rich” Wools

Birth Date: April 23, 1968
Death Date: December 14, 2017

Decatur-Richard A. Wools, 49, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 in his home with his family by his side.

Rich was born April 23, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Ray A. Wools and Judy (Dotson) Turnbow. He enjoyed the Chicago Cubs, watching hockey, and the Jordan era Chicago Bulls. Rich also liked to play golf and bowl.

He leaves behind his children Brittney Taing and husband Richard and Terrence Wools, step-son Eric Gilliam, mother Judy Turnbow and husband Lee, sister Shellie Hubner, grandchildren Kiyth, Emanuel, Briella, and Novah, niece Hallie Hubner, and nephew Kody Hubner.

Rich was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial services to celebrate Rich’s life will be 3:00 PM Friday, December 22, 2017 in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Anderson, Indiana.

Arrangements by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the expanded online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Celebration of Life
December 22, 2017
3:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Much love and peace to you, Tichie! I just found out about your passing. So many young memories tied to you and the mess of a group we hung out with. Hope your playing "JAMS" in Heaven. Until we meet again old friend…

  2. Rich has been my greatest distance friend for over 10 years we spoke a lot over phone . He always listen and gave me wonderful advice .. He talked a lot about his kids and grandkids and hockey games that I never went or got into but he loved it . I’m gonna miss my friend just knowing I could always pick up the phone and his voice would set me straight … I love you my friend fly high until we meet again !!!!!!

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