Richard Moffitt, 60, of Kaneville, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. He went to spend Christmas with his mom and dad up in heaven.
Richard was born on May, 3, 1954, in Geneva to proud parents Everett and Debbie Moffitt. Richard grew up in Kaneville and attended local schools, graduating from Kaneland High School with the Class of 1972.
As a kid, Richard loved going on ice fishing and hunting trips with his dad and brother, Tom.
Richard loved music; he played the drums, his brother played the trumpet and his sister played the saxophone.
He was a young entrepreneur, starting a lawn mowing business with his siblings, cutting grass all over Kaneville.
Richard met Stephanie Richardson while working at Electro-vend in the early 1970s. Their eyes met, and they quickly fell in love. Their two hearts became one when they were united in marriage on Aug. 17, 1974.
They started their family with his step-son, Tyrone, together in Montgomery. While there, they were blessed with another son, Kevin. The family then moved to Aurora and were blessed with a daughter, Michelle. From Aurora, they moved to Kaneville and made their home on Harter Road for the rest of his years.
Richard loved the open road, so he became a truck driver. He started at Precision Woodworking in Elburn, then moved on to Parenti and Raffaelli, delivering woodworking for over 15 years. His last job was at Hintzsche delivering fertilizer. He was fond of all the people he worked with over the years.
Richard was a great driver; he could fit his truck in the smallest of spots, whether in Elburn or Chicago.
He was a devoted member of the Kaneville United Methodist Church in Kaneville. Richard and Stephanie loved the outdoors; they enjoyed going on long bike rides through the countryside.
He had a green thumb, and one garden was not enough—he had to have two. He was an expert at growing vegetables, mainly corn, potatoes and green peppers. Anything that could be eaten, Richard could make it grow.
He was a big fan of cars; his ‘69 Chevy Camaro RS with an SS package, and his ‘72 Heavy Chevy Chevelle were his two favorite cars.
The most important thing in Richard’s life was his family. He loved doting on his four grandchildren. He always had the grandkids out helping him mow the lawn and take care of the gardening. He showed the kids how to fix their bikes and how to plant trees.
Richard is gone from this Earth, but he will never be forgotten.
Richard is survived by his wife of 40 years, Stephanie; his three children, Tyrone (Kim) Moffitt and their two daughters, Madison and Lauryn, Kevin Moffitt, and Michelle (Jason) Fisher and their two children, Tyler and Brittany; brother, Tom (Cindy) Moffitt; sister, Rhonna (Gary) Hemm; six nieces and nephews, Rudy, Mike, Jessica, Brandon, Carrie and Chuck; and a countryside of friends.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Debbie Moffitt
A memorial service to honor Richard’s life will take place on Monday, Dec. 29. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A private family service will follow visitation.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Richard’s name. Checks may be made to the “Richard Moffitt Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.