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DECATUR -- Richard Lee Fite III, 21, of Decatur, quietly slipped away from his family and friends on November 1, 2018.

RJ was born on June 29, 1997 in Decatur, IL, the son of Kris Lynette (Robertson) and Richard L. Fite, Jr.

RJ attended Sangamon Valley High School, where he played football for Sangamon Valley JFL. RJ was passionate about his pets, online gaming and cooking. RJ had recently explored getting his Culinary Arts degree. RJ was the light in the room. He had the ability to make anyone laugh. He had a contagious smile and the soul of a traveler.

After the death of his mother in 2011, Kimberly Robertson (Mama Mim) continued raising him and his brother Jaret Fite.

RJ is survived by his Aunt Mama Mim, brother and best friend, Jaret Fite of Harristown, IL, father, Rick of Decatur, IL, Casey Gerde of Lovington, IL, Aunt Kelly (Alan) Williams of Decatur, IL, Aunt Tara Lewis (Charlie) of Leadwood, MO, paternal grandparents, Richard Fite Sr. (Kathy), Aunt Karey Vacca all of Heyworth, IL, and special Auntie Michelle Fleming of Decatur, IL.

RJ was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mary (Swisher) and Richard Robertson, Uncle Kent Robertson and Paternal grandmother Diane Rhodes.

RJ will never be forgotten and will be deeply missed by many cousins and friends that had become family.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. visitation will be from 6 – 8 PM Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be at Harristown Cemetery.

Memorials: Tyler W. Yount Foundation LTD., PO Box 142 Mt Zion, IL 62549.

Condolences may be left to RJ’s family at


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