ROBERT E. BINION, 89, of Arthur, IL passed away at 8:44 P.M. on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Penn Station, 120 East Progress St. in Arthur, IL. A Graveside Funeral will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday in the Arthur Cemetery. Rev. Wayne London will officiate. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Robert was born on October 9, 1926 in Scottsville, KY. He was a son of Roy and Flossie (York) Binion. He married Helen London on May 31, 1948 in Glasgow, KY.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; two sons, Dennis Binion and his wife Theresa and David Binion and his wife Sharon all of Arthur, IL; six grandchildren, Audra Deitz and her husband Chad of Virginia Beach, VA, Libby Oertel of Springfield, IL, Tyler Binion of California, Darin Binion, Shawn Binion and his wife Jackie all of Glenwood Springs, CO, and Nick Binion and his wife Marissa of Arthur, IL; two step-grandchildren, Chase Coleman and his wife Lindsay of Monticello, IL, and Nick Coleman of Arthur, IL; ten great-grandchildren; three brothers, Billy Binion of Arthur, IL, Wilbur Binion and James Binion and his wife Ilene all of rural Sullivan, IL and one sister, Doris Rich of Arthur, IL.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Clarine Howard and three brothers, Neal Binion, Donald Binion and Hillious “Red” Binion.
Robert was an Army Veteran in WWII.
Robert worked many years at Progress Industries in Arthur, IL, for Lowe Township and he retired from the City of Arthur.
He enjoyed cooking, bowling, trips to Kentucky, and spending time with his family and friends.