PEORIA - Robert F. "Bob Bob" Roberts of Peoria passed away at 5:45 a.m. May 22, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.
He was born Feb. 18, 1934, to Virgil and Rosa (Kerley) Roberts. He married Dovie Lee McDaniels on April 7, 1951.
He is survived by four children, Bobbie Sue Watson of Peoria, Nancy (Stan) Sintas of Creve Coeur, Janice (Rodger) Robertson of Peoria and Danny Roberts of Peoria; two sisters, Irena (W.C.) Daniels and Maryemma McCollister, both of Spring City, Tenn.; one brother, Kenneth of East Peoria, Ill.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Dovie, and two sons, Richard and Patrick.
Robert was an inspector at Caterpillar Inc. for many years, retiring in 1983.
He was an excellent checkers player, in which he rarely was beat. He was also a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan.
He enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren, whom he loved very dearly.
Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home in Peoria has been entrusted with arrangements. Cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Bethany Missionary Church in East Peoria.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.