Fred Richmond

MORRIS—Fred Richmond, 45, of Morris, and formerly of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at Morris Hospital, following an extended battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Born Oct. 9, 1976 in Joliet, Frederick Reed was a son of Barbara Jeanette Richmond (nee Cantrell), of Morris and Frederick Reed Richmond Sr. of Inverness, FL. He was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the class of 1994. Fred began his employment with R.R. Donnelly and continued on through their merger with LRI Logistics in Romeoville.
Fred loved basketball and took pleasure in Magic the Gathering Game, which he was a great collector. His greatest hobby and accomplishment was his daughter, Alexis, and he cherished spending time with her, as well as family.
Survivors include both of his parents, wife, Donna (nee DeBoard); daughter, Alexis; step-daughter, Becca Rathbun; four sisters: Christina Smith, of Marseilles; Cynthia (Bret) Barr, of Rinard; Angela Sartore, of Coal City and Clorisa Lynn (Jon) Yeakle, of Edwardsville; nieces: Jessica Kinser, Amanda Harrison, Hailey Yeakle and Aimee Barr; nephews: Mark (Stephanie) Salliez, Jason (Alicia) Kinser, Kyle Kinser, Jarrod Richmond and Nathan Yeakle; great-nieces: Danielle Kinser, Aubree Kinser, Izabella Salliez, Zoe Harrison and Elisa Harrison and great-nephews: Cameron Harrison, Brendan Harrison, Michael Kinser, Christian Salliez, Austin Salliez and James Lee, as well as numerous aunts and uncles.
Fred was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, George Cameron and Henrietta (Haines) Cantrell; paternal grandparents, Bert Richmond and Pearl Brown; one sister, Carlena Richmond and his niece, Gayle Marie Kimmel.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 from 4 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 5 p.m.
Those wishing to participate in the services virtually are welcome to join the live-stream or view on-demand after the conclusion of the services by following the link on Fred's memorial page.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Fred’s memory to his family for their distribution.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Fred’s memorial page online through social media.
Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.