Robert Rich

Jun 25th, 1962 - Jul 8th, 2018

Visitation:

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Jul. 12th, 2018 5pm-8pm

Service:

Rose Hill Cemetery

Fri, Jul. 13th, 2018 10am

Robert Rich

Marion-Robert Rich, 56, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018.

Robert was born on June 25, 1962 in Marion to Lloyd Rich and Louise (Baker) McGill.

He loved to ride his motorcycle and play guitar. Robert enjoyed spending time with his family and was always hands on.  He would help out anyone he could and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include:

Children:

Michelle Rich-Platt of WA

Kaitlin Rich of Johnston City

Eli Rich of Johnston City

Father-Lloyd Rich of Marion

Mother-Louise McGill and husband Walter of Simpson

Brothers and sisters:

Vicki and Eric Lerch of Marion

Kimberly and Tom Weatherford of Marion

Nancy Mayfield of Murray, KY

Lisa and Tom Duerr of Hartford, WI

Michael Rich of Marion

John and Kathryn Rich of Marion

Several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins

He was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Rich; maternal grandparents, Homer and Gladys Baker and paternal grandparents, Everett and Opal Rich.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10am at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Visitation will be on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 5pm-8pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959

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16 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Matthew Eastman

    From: marion, Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2018

    I will always love Robert dearly. He was like a brother and another father to me. Nothing in the world will fill the void left from this horrible tragedy. My condolences to the family.

  • Guest: Rachel Elizabeth Brown/Rice

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2018

    Robert was a good friend we called him babe, he will be trully missed as I just spoke with him days prior. He was taken way before his time. I know God has a purpose for him an he will watch over us. Lord let him know he is loved in so many ways.
    Sincerly,
    Your Friend
    Rachel Elizabeth <3

  • Guest: David w Robinson

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2018

    my best friend we were rebuilding my 1958 harley davidson hes one of the best men i ever knew we road together worked on all kinds of things ill miss you bro

  • Guest: Beth & Calvin Gower

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2018

    Prayers being sent out to the family. He was a great friend to myself and Calvin. We will miss him greatly around our house, blessed in the time we had with him.

  • Guest: Tracey Mulkins

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2018

    You will truely be missed. You was always willing to help everyone. Heaven got a awesome angel when it gained you my friend.Sending prayers to all your family!!

  • Guest: Victor Rice

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2018

    I knew Robert for 22 years…..he was the definition of a friend……He always had a couch for anyone who needed it…..we hunted….built bikes…..rode ……i will truly miss you bro…..i spoke with him 2 days prior to his departure….we talked about his Harley…..He told me how proud he was of it……gone but never forgotten……Rip my friend……Ride Bikes made of gold bro…..in Heaven……..

  • Guest: Crystal Vineyard

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2018

    Rob was a very good friend willing to help anyone in need if it was a jump start,couch to sleep on, or just hang out he was a very good friend who will truly be missed prayers for his family and god has gained a great angel

  • Guest: David Jennings

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: July 11, 2018

    Howdy how the hell are ya is what we use to say when we seen each other ,just lots of good memories and laughs! Rob was a good man and would give the shirt off his back if you needed it, I have known him for years I’m 34 now and remember being a kid and going jet ski riding with him. Heaven gained a great man that was taken to soon, r.i.p ol buddy you will be missed by many , prayers to the family and friends.

  • Guest: Mary Ann (Rich) Planinc

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: July 11, 2018

    This is hard and I just can’t believe this,Robert use to be my step son,he was always good to me,when he saw me or my children,he would take time and talk to us,always had a smile on his face,he was a very sweet person and kind…This breaks my heart,all the Rich children are good Children…May God be with the Rich family at a time like this and always,so very sorry for your loss of a wonderful brother and person..But remember now he is with God and God will use him in his Army that he is gathering…R.I.P.Robert…

  • Guest: Kelly Knight

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 11, 2018

    Rob was the greatest. If ever i had a brother…it would’ve been him. My friend for almost 18yrs, an Uncle to my kids, whom all 4 loved him so much. Ivy & Dolan jumped on his back as soon as he walked thru the door. I can’t believe i’ll never get to hear that “HOWDY!” again. I’ll never forget this amazing man or everything he did for us, may his legacy live on.

  • Guest: Sissylynn Davis

    From: marion, Illinois

    Date: July 11, 2018

    You will be deeply missed and loved by so many. Sending prayers to all the family and praying God gives you comfort as you walk through this. Heaven gained an amazing Angel ….

  • Guest: Crystal Rains

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 11, 2018

    Rob was the best man & i was the maid of honor in a wedding many, many years ago…. The wedding was members of his family. We was friends prior to the wedding & remained friends ever since. His death is a tragedy & he will be sadly missed. Fly high with the angels my friend 🙏

  • Guest: Ed Parker

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: July 11, 2018

    ill miss you robert we go WAY back,you were & allways will be family… one of my longest brothers.

  • Guest: Roger D.Jones J..r.

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 11, 2018

    Wkere do I begin to express who Robert Edward Rich was, first he is my cousin.by birth,my best friend 4life, my closest brother.my dad when I looked for direction or counsel.my help when I’d find myself in a pinch.lol all I can say is thank you brother for the years you put up with me when no one else would or could I’ll miss you until we ride again…..LOVE 4EVER your brother Roger A.K.A .rabbit

  • Guest: Kaitlin Rich

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: July 12, 2018

    The last thing I said to him was “I’ll see you soon.” Eli and I will miss him, but he will live on in our memories. I hope wherever dad has gone, he is happy and at peace. Blessed be, until we meet again. We love you.

  • Guest: Rance W

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 12, 2018

    I was talking to Rob the day before he passed away. He was telling me how much he loved his kids. He was proud of them. I know that you are with the creator now. Thanks for talking to me when I needed someone to talk to. Your memory lives on in all those who love you. Go be in peace.