Robert was born on May 18, 1939 and passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Robert was a resident of Illinois at the time of passing. Robert attended Champaign schools and was a graduate of the Champaign High School class of 1957. He enlisted in the US Air Force in January 1958. A Celebration of Life will commence at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday April 18 2017 at St. Luke CME Church 809 N. Fifth St. Champaign. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Officiating: Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Havis. Interment with military rites will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Leek Sons Funeral Home 304 E. Williams Danville in charge of arrangements.