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Robert Wills

April 30, 1962 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 58)


Robert “Rob” Wills, 58, of Catlin, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at home surrounded by his wife and kids.  Visitation will be from 3-6pm Sunday, December 27, 2020 at The Assembly Church, 428 Walnut Street in Danville.  Service will be at 10am Monday, December 28, 2020 at The Assembly, with the family receiving friends an hour prior.  Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.  IDPH Guidelines will be strictly followed regarding gathering limitations, masks, and social distancing.  

Rob was born April 30, 1962 in Danville to Harry and Roberta (Nice) Wills.  Rob received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. Rob worked and retired in August after 25 years from the City of Champaign Police Department. He also served in the Army National Guard where he was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Captain.

He loved his family, friends, and all things Disney, especially when he could surprise Kelley with something new. Traveling with family is something he really enjoyed, he wanted to make memories that would last. There were many trips to Disney parks and on the Disney Cruise Line. His favorite football team was the Denver Broncos, and the White Sox was his favorite baseball team, which he would try to attend at least one game a year. 

Rob married Kelley Farley on October 8, 1988; she survives.  Also surviving is his father Harry Wills, children: Christopher (Samantha) Wills, Erika (Kyle) Maser, grandchildren: Aubrey Grace and Sawyer “Man” Lucas Wills, step-grandson: Asher Maser, sister: Allison (JR) Williamson, brothers: Steve (Brandi) Wills, and Dave (Tammy) Wills, an Aunt & Uncle and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Rob was preceded in death by his mother and uncle Paul “Tater” Wills.

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December 27, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Assembly
428 Walnut Street
Danville, IL 61832

Funeral Service
December 28, 2020

10:00 AM
The Assembly
428 Walnut Street
Danville, IL 61832

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