Edwards Funeral Home
221 East Main
Arcola, IL 61910
ROBERT L.”BOB” HESS, 58 of Charleston, IL formerly of Arcola, IL passed away at 9:55 P.M. on Friday, November 6, 2015 at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Kemp Church of Christ in Kemp, IL. A Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Kemp Church of Christ. Dick Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. A reception will be held from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Penn Station in Arthur, IL with a Celebration of Life service starting at 3:00 P.M.
Bob was born on May 27, 1957 in Tuscola, IL. He was a son to Larry Gilbert and Beverley Ann (Guyot) Hess. He married Beverly Ann Hutto on June 22, 1979 in Charleston, IL.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Hess, two daughters, Dawn Slaughter and her husband Jimmy of Spring Lake, NC, and Jerica Hess and her fiancé Grant Kitchen of Mattoon, IL, eight grandchildren, Clayton, Derek, Donavan, Railynn, Keria, Kadence, Jayden and Exerexe, his mother, Beverley Good, two half-sisters, Meri Lee Overstreet-Bennett and her husband Darrin of Atwood, IL and Loree Hess of Lima, OH, one step brother, Ray Good of Pontiac, IL, one step sister, Tammy Dewey and her husband Byron of Arcola, IL, and a niece and nephew, Autumn and Todd Bennett.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Hess, step-father, Merideth Overstreet, and his grandparents.
Bob was a member of the Kemp Church of Christ and a good friend to Bill W. He was an avid golfer and loved the St. Louis Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers.
Bob had worked at the Thomas Monahan Company right out of High School; he then worked at Vesuvius for 28 years.
Memorials may be made to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Cancer Center.