Robert Barkley

Obituary of Robert Barkley

Robert L. Barkley, age 75, of E. Peoria, Il. died early Tuesday (January 31, 2017) at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Il.

He was born May 10, 1941 in Macomb, Il. son of the late Preston and Dorothy Whittaker Barkley and was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Terry Barkley.

Surviving are two sisters, Betty Triplett of Bunker Hill, Il. and Sandee Jacobs (Edward) of East Peoria, Il.; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Bob graduated from Carlinville High School in 1958. He was drafted during Vietnam serving in the U.S. Army. Bob retired from Caterpillar in Peoria, Il. after 31 years. He enjoyed puzzles, board games, music and movies. He enjoyed family, especially his nieces and nephews who adored him. Bob was always generous to his many friends and family.

Private funeral services were held Saturday (February 4, 2017) at Stults-Neece Chapel in Palmyra, Il. Memorials may be directed to Hettick Cemetery c/o Stults-Neece Chapel, Main Street, Palmyra, Il. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.