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Robert "Bob" Franklin Perry

March 21, 1924 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Robert "Bob" Perry Obituary

Robert “Bob” Franklin Perry, 99, of Charleston, Illinois, formerly of Findlay, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2023, in Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. 

Born on March 21, 1924, in Todds Point Township, the son of Russell H. and Lola S. (Banks) Perry.  Bob and Mildred Irene Riley were married on September 22, 1946 in Findlay.  Bob worked for International Harvester as a mechanic for 30 years in Sullivan, Assumption and Shelbyville.  He also operated his own garage, Bob’s Repair Shop, in Findlay for many years.  Bob was a member of the Findlay Church of Christ. 

He is survived by his son, Gary (Mary) Perry of Mattoon; daughter-in-law, Connie Perry of Bethany; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Susan (Byron) Abrams and Janet Kennedy, all of Sullivan and brother, Byron (Hazel) Perry of Elwin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mildred, son Roger, brother Raymond and stepmother Dora. 

Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2023, in Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor followed by a 2:30 p.m. graveside service in Findlay Cemetery.  Lockart-Green Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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December 29, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home
207 North Oak
Windsor, IL 61957

Graveside Service
December 29, 2023

2:30 PM
Findlay Cemetery
2100 N Shelby County Road
Findlay, IL 62534


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