Richard Stanley “Red” “Stan” Sympson 87 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 4:25 A.M. August 3, 2020 at his family residence, Clinton, Il.


Graveside services with Military Honors will be 11 AM, Friday, August 7, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. There will be no visitation.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to Second Chance Pet Adoption.


Richard was born November 25, 1932 in DeWitt Co., IL the son of Richard E. and Mabel Fern (Cushman) Sympson. He married Patricia Ann Ellis on May 20, 1960. He later married Peggy Ann (Donnan) Howe on March 12, 1977. She passed away May 15, 2019.


Survivors include his children, Pamela Heiberg, Wapella, IL; Penny Sympson, Des Plaines, IL; and Randy Sympson, Waynesville, IL; 2 grandsons, Erik Heiberg and Riley Sympson; 1 step-daughter; 1 step-grandson; and 1 step-great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.



He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy McKinzey and Marjorie Hall; brothers, Gerald Sympson and Howard Sympson.


Richard enjoyed socializing at McDonalds and Hardees.  He was the owner and operator of Stan’s Tire Sales in Clinton, IL and was a school crossing guard for the Clinton School District.  Richard was a U.S. Army Veteran.

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