Robert B. Bartley 84 of Danville formerly of Tompkinsville KY, passed away in Danville on December 21, 2019. He was born in Armstrong, Illinois on September 7, 1935 to James (Big Jim) and Annie Sams Bartley. Robert was raised in the Tompkinsville area where the family made their living farming.
Robert served in the Army for a short term and left due to family complications. He then moved to Fairbury Illinois in 1959 and later to Urbana, where he met and married Sandra L. Gash on August 6, 1961. He worked various jobs in the Champaign and Danville area, then moved to Danville and had two sons, Robert J. in 1962 and Jimmie B. in 1965. Robert started a trucking career in 1969 with O'Neil Brothers and then started his own trucking company in 1987, which he ran until retiring in 2003. He enjoyed his family, traveling, working on projects in the garage, pitching horseshoes, hunting, fishing and gardening. He is survived by his wife Sandy of Danville, son Robert of Bon Aqua TN, and son Jimmie of Danville.
There will be a visitation for Robert at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams in Danville, IL from 4:00 – 7:00pm, Friday, December 27, 2019.
Robert will then be taken to Yokley Trible Funeral Home, 510 West 4th Street, Tompkinsville KY, where an additional visitation will take place on Sunday December 29, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00pm, and funeral will be Monday December 30, 2019 at 11:00am at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in White Cemetery, Summershade KY.
Robert was a kind and decent man, a loving husband and father. He was always a good provider and trustworthy friend. He will be sadly missed but is now with God and at peace. Our family appreciates thoughts and prayers. Flower tributes are welcome, or anyone wanting to make a memoriam in his name please do so to St Jude's Children's Hospital.
Kruger Coan Pape Funeral Home: www.KrugerCoanPape.com
Yokley Trible Funeral Home: www.yokleytriblefuneralhome.com
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