Cecil Leon  Richie
Cecil Leon Richie, 72, Peru, passed away at 8:44 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at his residence.
Born July 17, 1947, in Shreveport, Louisiana, he was the son of E. Detroit Richie and Thelma Joyce Richie. On Oct. 4, 1991, he was married to Claris Ann Tryon Lesley, and she survives.
He was a member of The Cross at the Crossroads in Logansport where he played the trumpet with the praise and worship team. Cecil loved the Lord with all his heart and served the Lord for more than 40 years. In his life he was part of many ministries that reached others involving his trumpet, reach ministry, the food bank and construction at his church as well. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and was retired from Schneider Electric in Peru. In his younger years, he loved bowling and golfing.
He is survived by his wife Claris Ann Lesley Richie, Peru; three children, Tami (Jason) Baker, Peru; Michael (Tammy) Richie Logansport; Jayme Shackleford, Dayton, Ohio; and three step-children, Danny Lesley, Florida; Tammy (Mike) Eisenmenger, Peru; and Brad Lesley, Peru. He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marilyn (Vernon) Miller, Benton, Louisiana; and Peggy Miller, Keithville, Louisiana; and one brother, Bobby (Debbie) Richie, Benton, Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Tina Birchfield, one sister, Patricia Munds; and one brother-in-law, Fred Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at The Cross at the Crossroads, 1700 East Main Street, Logansport, with Dr. Gregory A. Elkins officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico with Military Graveside Rites provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at McClain Funeral Home, 3500 W. State Road 16, Denver, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Cross at the Crossroads. The online guestbook may be signed at www.mcclainfh.com
Published on October 9, 2019


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Don& Sandy Eller
Oct 12, 2019
So sorry to hear that Cecil passed away. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We luv you! God Bless.
Bob (LaVinnie) Wandrei
Oct 10, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Cecil's passing. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Oct 10, 2019
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