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Robert L. Petty - 63

3/15/1954 - 5/20/2017

Colchester

Robert Lynn Petty age 63 of Colchester, Illinois, passed away May 20, 2017 in his home in Colchester.  He was born March 15, 1954 in Quincy, Illinois, to James and Mable Brown Petty.  He was raised by his aunt and uncle, Denver and Margie Petty.
Bob is survived by 2 Sons: James (Heather) Petty of Colchester, Illinois, and Shawn Hilton (Deb Clem) of Colchester, Illinois, 5 Grandsons: Riley, Denver, Dallas Petty, Logan and Xavier Hilton, 2 Granddaughters: Belle Petty and Joslyn Hilton.  1 Sister: Hope Clark of Macomb, Illinois, along with many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Aunt and uncle, 2 Brothers: Mike Petty, Ernie Petty, 2 Sisters: Donna Wardell and Marilyn Geremiah.
Bob was a 1972 graduate of Macomb High School.  He had many jobs over the years with the last being a union painter at Western Illinois University.  Bob had a rough exterior, but on the inside he had a heart of gold.  He would give the shirt off his back to help someone out.  Bob was very proud of his grandkids and loved them dearly.  He made sure to stop by multiple time per day to see them.
Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 27, 2017, at LaHarpe Cemetery in LaHarpe, Illinois.  Visitation with the family will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Memorial is to his Grandchildren's Education Fund.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Visitation:

6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home

Graveside Service:

11:00 A.M. Saturday at LaHarpe Cemetery, Laharpe, Illinois

6 Comments

  • Dee Sallee

    on 05/23/17

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS , SYMPATHY TO FAMILY
  • Karen Moore

    on 05/23/17

    I was saddened to hear of Bobs passing. He was a friend of my husband's and was always nice and polite to me. He always asked how I was after my husband passed away. I am sending my condolences and prayers for you all.
  • jeff thompson an family

    on 05/24/17

    so sorry for your loss he will be missed driving around town junking prayers all go out to the family god bless yall
  • april settles and erik bowers

    on 05/24/17

    so so sorry for your loss prayers go out to the family an friends he will be missed god bless the family
  • Lisa and jerry shepler

    on 05/24/17

    sorry for your loss bob will be missed prayers go out to the family god bless
  • Laurie

    on 05/24/17

    He will be miss he was a good guy and a good next door neighbor. I would always take supper to him. I'll miss u Bob u was like a GPA ...RIP BOB

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