Robert L. "Shug" McCurley
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Robert L. "Shug" McCurley, 90, passed away at 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at St. John's Hospice.
Robert was born June 29, 1923, in Springfield, the son of James and Lela Westbrook McCurley. He married Annetta Rae Pendleton on Dec. 12, 1942; she preceded him in death.
Robert was a self-employed custom home builder. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps and was a POW. He attended Westside Christian Church and was a former member of the Springfield Motor Boat Club. Robert enjoyed building furniture, fishing, vegetable gardening, and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lillian Hefron and Mary Sprague; and one brother, James McCurley.
He is survived by his children, Barbara Hohimer of Springfield, Janet (husband, Gary) Book of Placentia, Calif., and Carol (husband, John) Bowen of Springfield; Robert E. "Shug" (wife, Ki) McCurley of Springfield, and Daniel (wife, Sue) McCurley of Lake Zurich, Ill.; 11 grandchildren: Lesa and Scott Hohimer, Tim Book, Amy Grable, Kari Borders, Ryan, Eric, Cory, Brad, Katie, and Kyle McCurley; 11 great-grandchildren; four siblings: Ralph (wife, Kathryn) McCurley of Rochester, Evelyn Moody of O'Fallon, Ill., Doris Wetzel of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and John "Jack" (wife, Lorrena) McCurley of Springfield; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.
Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home with the Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery with military honors provided by the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County and the U.S. Air Force.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Fund, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
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