In memory of
Robert C. "Bob" Richards Jr.
In memory of
Robert C. "Bob" Richards Jr.
HENDERSON - Robert C. "Bob" Richards Jr., 82, Henderson, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Bob was born April 10, 1938, to Robert C. and Marcella Anabella (Routh) Richards Sr. in Kewanee. Bob married Delores Marie Chamberlain on June 8, 1957, in Kewanee. He entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 23, 1958, and was honorably discharged on Jan. 22, 1962. Bob worked for Illinois Power Co. as a lineman for 28 years. Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Delores of Henderson; three daughters, Sue (Dan) Cervantez of Chatham, Kami Richards of Orion and DeAnna (David) Dowers of Galesburg; and one brother, Dan Richards of Champaign. Bob is also survived by eight grandchildren, Jeff, Eric, Marcy, KaLynn, Cassie, Robert, Collin and Jessica; and 10 great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, Bob was predeceased by two sons, Randy and Brent. Bob was a devoted family man. He loved being among his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a devoted fan of all sports related to Kewanee Whethersfield. Bob enjoyed keeping busy and was a jack of all trades; he enjoyed working in his yard and gardening. He was a member of Kewanee American Legion Post 31. He enjoyed watching racing and going fishing and was an avid reader. Military rites will be performed at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg, with visitation following until 7 p.m. Cremation will be accorded following, and no funeral service is planned. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and face masks will be enforced. Memorials may be made in Bob's memory to the Fallen Linemen Organization, www.fallenlinemen.org. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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Robert C. "Bob" Richards Jr.
HENDERSON - Robert C. "Bob" Richards Jr., 82, Henderson, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Bob was born April 10, 1938, to Robert C. and Marcella Anabella (Routh) Richards Sr. in Kewanee. Bob married Delores Marie Chamberlain on June 8, 1957, in Kewanee. He entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 23, 1958, and was honorably discharged on Jan. 22, 1962. Bob worked for Illinois Power Co. as a lineman for 28 years. Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Delores of Henderson; three daughters, Sue (Dan) Cervantez of Chatham, Kami Richards of Orion and DeAnna (David) Dowers of Galesburg; and one brother, Dan Richards of Champaign. Bob is also survived by eight grandchildren, Jeff, Eric, Marcy, KaLynn, Cassie, Robert, Collin and Jessica; and 10 great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, Bob was predeceased by two sons, Randy and Brent. Bob was a devoted family man. He loved being among his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a devoted fan of all sports related to Kewanee Whethersfield. Bob enjoyed keeping busy and was a jack of all trades; he enjoyed working in his yard and gardening. He was a member of Kewanee American Legion Post 31. He enjoyed watching racing and going fishing and was an avid reader. Military rites will be performed at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg, with visitation following until 7 p.m. Cremation will be accorded following, and no funeral service is planned. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and face masks will be enforced. Memorials may be made in Bob's memory to the Fallen Linemen Organization, www.fallenlinemen.org. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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