Larry “Skip” Reichert, age 69, of Grand Chain, passed away at 5:21 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.
Skip was born October 10, 1949 in Cairo. He was a beloved husband and father, a caring grandfather, a successful farmer, and an avid animal lover. He planned vacations around places to eat and history lessons. Family was one of the only things that would bring him in from the field. He loved watching his grandkids participate in their sports and activities. Skip began farming in Grand Chain with his father, Hiram. Through the years, he farmed with help from his nephews and son. Skip and Jasson have continued the family tradition of farming through the years and expanded the farm. He was a member of Mount Sterling Church and a former Farm Bureau board member. For several years, he attended and was active at Milburn Chapel in Paducah Kentucky.
He left behind his wife of 50 years, Karen Kickasola Reichert; his daughter, Penny Reichert Bellamey (Tim); his son, Jasson Reichert (Leah), and his grandchildren: Alex Bellamey (Amber Van Duyse), Lauren Grace Bellamey, Madison Reichert and Nolan Reichert; his brother, Edward Reichert (Betty); his sister, Judith Reichert Gotway (Gerald); several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Sally.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram and Irene McKee Reichert, and infant brother.
Funeral services honoring the life of Larry Dean ‘Skip’ Reichert will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. Brother Doug Hughes will be officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Grand Chain. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 till 8 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour.
Pallbearers serving will be Alex Bellamey, Nolan Reichert, Chris Gotway, Kevin Reichert, Sean Pegram, Jacob Pegram, Lane Pegram and John Hannan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Inman, Lee Pegram, Michael Severns, Robert Spaulding, Shane Pegram, John Harp and Les Wright.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pulaski – Alexander Farm Bureau Foundation in Mounds, Illinois. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
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