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Robert Cox

February 13, 1934 — July 9, 2019

Robert M. Cox, age 85, of Chillicothe, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria.

Bob was born on February 13, 1934 in Peoria to Francis and Gertrude (Speck) Cox. He married Beverly H. Miller on March 25, 1962 in Peoria.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Beverly; his children, Mark (Tamara Lane) Cox of Peoria, Susan (Eric) Millard of Washburn, Tracy (Chris Beachler) Cox of Chillicothe, Ryan (Molly) Cox of Chillicothe, Greg Cox of Chillicothe and Diana (John) Read of Metamora; 13 grandchildren, Travis, Emily, Kylsea, Brook, Halle, Sophe, Carly, Grady, Cooper, Cole, Emmy, Ty and Ruby; and three great-grandchildren, Landen, Elise and Tatum. Also surviving are his brother, David Cox; his sister, Marlene Elston; his brother and sister-in-laws, Marilyn and Ed Gilomen, Johne Shelabarger, Nancy Miller and George and Teri Miller; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Glen.

Bob served in the U.S. Air Force and then he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years as a mail carrier in Peoria. After he retired from the Postal Service in 1989, Bob was the custodian for First National Bank in Chillicothe for 18 years. He was a member of Rome Baptist Church and he enjoyed reading, gardening, spending time with his family and he loved his dog, KC. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Services will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10am at Rome Baptist Church. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Rev. Philip Taylor will be officiating. Burial will be at Chillicothe City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be made through


JUL 14. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

Funeral Service

JUL 15. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Rome Baptist Church
5104 East Stevenson Avenue
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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