US Marine Corps

Robert Eugene Spain Jr.

January 18, 1954 ~ June 10, 2022 (age 68)

Obituary

Robert Eugene Spain Jr., 68, of Potomac, passed away at 7:23 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2022, at home surrounded by his family.

Bob was born on January 18, 1954, in Danville, Illinois, the son of Robert E. and Leah Ruth (Cox) Spain Sr.  He married Peggy Pringle on December 1, 1973, in Urbana, Illinois.  She survives.

He is also survived by four sons- Shawn (Nannette) Spain of Decatur, Illinois, Reuben Spain of Potomac, Josh Spain of Potomac and James (Jennifer) Spain of St. Joseph, Illinois; six grandchildren- Kenzie Spain, Ethan Spain, Bo Spain, Karleigh Spain, Jase Spain and Paisley Spain; one brother- Tom (Tina) Spain of Brazil, Indiana; half-brother- Mike (Bonnie) Cox of Westville, Illinois; brother-in-law- Paul Gillespie of Catlin, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister- Karen Gillespie.

Bob served in the United States Marine Corp, from 1971 to 1975.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #13, in Valdosta, Georgia.  He enjoyed bowling, golfing, painting, fishing, camping, woodworking and riding his motorcycle.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Randy Holden officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the service in the Potomac Cemetery.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Bob’s life.  Condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Blurton Funeral Home-Potomac Chapel
400 North Vermilion Street
Potomac, Illinois 61865

Celebration of Life
Thursday
June 16, 2022

12:00 PM
Blurton Funeral Home-Potomac Chapel
400 North Vermilion Street
Potomac, Illinois 61865

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