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Robert G. Burress

Pekin, Illinois

Mar 19, 1941 – Nov 10, 2018 (Age 77)


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Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory Obituary

PEKIN ~ Robert G. "Bob" Burress, 77, of Pekin, passed away at 10:14 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. 

Born March 19, 1941 in Corinth, Mississippi to Olen Quentin and Willie Mae (Barnett) Burress, he married Mary J. (Graves) Lavin on...

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Bob was a very special person and came with a big heart. He lived his life for others and was always there to help, listen, advise and be a true friend. He will truly be missed! Our prayers will be with Mary and the Burress Family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. Bob was a strong supporter of public safety and fighter looking after their pension plans.

Bob was the salt of the earth. Despite hardships in his life, he never complained, he always overcame. Bob wanted to know about you and your family. Did you need any help with anything, he would always offer. I miss him and his generous heart.

I'm so sorry for your loss. As you remember your love one, may your precious memories and Almighty God comfort your broken hearts and strengthen you during this sad time. (Psalm 147:3)

Bob, or Bobby as I called him and Davey Nagel as he always called me. Bob knew I was a patch collector and was always asking me if I needed anything from his area of the state.Bob would come up with patches that I tried and tried to obtain but was unable to. He had the magic touch. Even when I was a little down Bob had the words to lift my spirits and make me laugh. He Will be missed by so many for doing so much to help so many people. God bless you Robert Burress.

It was always nice to see Robert at an IPPFA gathering. Learned a lot just sitting with him occassionally and listening to what he had to say. A remarkable gentleman.

Bob was a dedicated public servant. He was a long-time advocate for retired and disabled first responders. He lived as an example of selfless service to community and country. To Mary and the Burress family, please accept Erica and my deepest condolences. Bob is remembered, respected, and missed.

Bob was truly a gentlemen and he will be missed. His contributions to IPPFA and police officers throughout the State are immeasurable.