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Richard Bruce Fonville

Birth Date: June 30, 1948
Death Date: June 12, 2017

Richard Bruce Fonville passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Danville IL. Richard was born June 30, 1948 the son of Edgar Fonville and Adlean Freeman Fonville. He attended Decatur Public Schools and had worked as a Physical Therapist with the VA. While serving with the U.S. Army 25thInfantry Division in Vietnam , Richard was awarded the Army Commendation Medal (V), the Bronze Star (V) and the Silver Star for acts of heroism in combat on three different occasions.
Richard is survived by brothers Philip (Jeana) and Michael (Amenda) Fonville; sisters Jacquelyn Robbins, Peggy (Daniel) Heckman and Christine Fonville; sisters-in-law Henri Ann Fonville and Lanitta Fonville; and a host of nieces and nephews who will always cherish their memories of Uncle Richard. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Leon and Carl Fonville and brother-in-law Horace Robbins, Sr.
Services will be held at Abundant Life Christian Center at 12:00 pm Monday, June19, 2017 with visitation 2 hours before the service. Interment with full military honors will be 2:00 pm Tuesday in Camp Butler National Cemetery.
The family of Richard Bruce Fonville has entrusted the care of their loved one to Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at

Homegoing Service
June 19, 2017
12:00 pm
Life Abundant Christian Center
1705 N Maple Ave Decatur, IL 62526
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Visitation prior to ceremony
June 19, 2017
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
Life Abundant Christian Center
1705 N Maple Ave Decatur, IL 62526
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June 20, 2017
2:00 pm
Camp Butler National Cemetery
5063 Camp Butler Road Springfield, IL 62707
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