Richard Leroy Slaughter, 82, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Gillespie, IL died at Aperion Care Capitol, Springfield, IL on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 6:02am. He was born November 9, 1935 in Gillespie, IL to Oscar Slaughter & Clara Grimes Slaughter. Richard married Kerry (Gronwald) Slaughter. He had worked in laundry services. He is survived by his wife Kerry Slaughter of Springfield, IL and many cousins. Harold was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, John and Harold Slaughter. Private family services will be held. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.