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Randy R. Bird

July 13th, 1972 – October 31st, 2023

Randy R. Bird, 51, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 7:50 pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on July 13, 1972 in Springfield, IL, the son of Lester and Mary Lou (Bollinger) Bird. His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Gina Tuckey, ‘adopted’ brother and sister, Reggie Stambaugh and Patty Prather, and numerous cousins.

Randy enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved to play basketball and played for the Canton Special Olympics basketball team for several years.

A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, November 4, 2023 in the Browning Cemetery. Pastor Reggie Stambaugh will be officiating. A visitation will take place from 9 to 9:45 am on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Shawgo Memorial home in Astoria, IL. Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.


November 1st, 2023

Thoughts are with Gina and Randy's family and friends during this difficult time. Randy was a joy and will be greatly missed.
Deb Whittenburg

November 2nd, 2023

Randy was a light on the dimmest days. Prayers to his family ❤️

November 2nd, 2023

So sorry to hear this.

November 2nd, 2023

My deepest sympathy. Randy was a joy to be around. He had great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He would ask any stranger "If a rooster is on the pitch of the roof which side would the egg roll off" and most would answer left or right. Randy would quickly retort "Roosters don't lay eggs! Laughter would ensue every time. Heaven gained a true Friend.

November 2nd, 2023

So sorry for your family's loss. I remember Randy from his days at Astoria schools.
Jim and Deb Park

November 2nd, 2023

Randy always had a huge smile on his face!! When asked how he was doing he always replied with 100% or 180%. Truly a loving and caring person. Randy is very missed.
Holly W

November 4th, 2023

So very sorry for the loss of Randy. I was blessed to spend some time with Randy last Christmas, and it was such a gift. I hadn't seen Randy since high school over 37 years ago. Yet, he still had the spirit and enthusiasm of the same young man I remembered years ago. Randy’s death will leave a void for those who knew him, but his positivity and joyfulness will live on.
God Bless,
Todd Shaw

November 11th, 2023

My sympathy to all of his family and friends. I still remember seeing Randy get his HS diploma and his display of pride and excitement. A sweet guy, for sure.

November 11th, 2023

Carolyn Cripe