Richard Eugene Bellars,73, Pecatonica , Illinois, died at 12:23 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2009 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, Illinois. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born November 18, 1935 in Rockford, Illinois, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy and Helene (Perrott) Bellars. Lived 73 year in Rockford. Married the former Patricia Ann Kosin in Rockford, Illinois. He was a truck driver for 42 years, starting at Bellars Transfer and then driving for A & B Freight for over 30 years. He belonged to Teamsters Union Local #325 for over 35 years and was a union representative. Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the US Marines. Member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Loves Park, Illinois. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kormaz, the nurses and staff on 4 West and radiation and cancer center staffs at OSF St. Anthony for their compassionate and tender care given to Rich. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include wife, Patricia Ann Bellars; son Richard Eugene Bellars, Jr.; brother Howard Bellars and sisters Ann and Margo. He was preceded in death by parents, brothers and sisters. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral Ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 3, 2009 in McCorkle Funeral Home 203 W Fifth Street, Pecatonica, Illinois with the Reverend Peder Carlson, Pastor Emeritus of Bethany Presbyterian Church, officiating. Final burial will be in Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford, Illinois. Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday.