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Sutton Memorial Home
Wednesday December 23rd, 2020

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Robert William Hamer

Robert William Hamer, 87 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 8:22 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. He was born on July 10, 1933 in Alton, IL the son of William T. and Edna G. (Honeyman) Hamer. He Married Patricia B. Bishop on June 1, 1957 and she preceded him in death. He later married Bette Jo Ulz on December 31, 1992 and she also preceded him in death. Bob was the owner of Elm Street Market in Alton, IL for 13 years and he was a State Farm Insurance Agent for 29 years in Taylorville. He was a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge #25 AF & AM in Alton, IL, a Past President of the Barber Shop Singers, VP of Taylorville Country Club, Board Member the Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, and a Past President of the Taylorville Rotary Club. Bob served in the Army as a military policeman and he coached Little League for many years. Bob was known for his quick wit, a good joke and vibrant personality. He was the true essence of a family man. He enjoyed spending time with his family at every opportunity afforded to him. Bob was fortunate enough to see his grandsons flourish into successful adults and had three beautiful great grandchildren wrapped around his heart.

He is survived by his Daughters: Susan (Jim) Montgomery of Taylorville, IL, Sara (Steve) Kirby of Pawnee, IL, Sandy (Scott) Hockman of Champaign, IL, Honorary Daughter: Cendy “Lulu” (VanTassell) Luto; Grandchildren: Shaefer (Paige) Kirby, Spencer (Britney) Kirby, Mitchell Hockman; Great-Grandchildren: Stella, Knox and Fitz Kirby; Sister-in-Law: Janet Bishop; Nephews: Mark Clark and Richie Bishop; Nieces: Laura Clark, Helen Bishop, Jana Bishop, Regina Bishop and Rosemary Bishop. He was preceded in death by his parents, and both wives, Sister: Sally Hamer-Clark and Brother-in-Law: Michael Bishop.

Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.  Military Graveside Honors will be provided by the Taylorville VFW Post 4495, the American Legion Post #72 and the Department of Defense.

Memorials may be made to Morrisonville American Legion Post #721 607 Ricks St. Morrisonville, IL 62546 or to the Taylorville Food Pantry 1429 E. Main Cross St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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So sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy.

Bill Baird Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

It was a pleasure knowing Bob. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Amy Graham Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Always enjoyed visiting with Bob when my business travels took me to Taylorville. We shared many stories and laughs. As an agent with State Farm his customers always came first. I remember he was so proud when the twin grandboys were born. My sincere condolences to Bob's family. I am very sorry for your loss.

KENT THOMAS Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Will always have fond and entertaining memories of your dad. He was a great guy and lived life to the fullest. Condolences!!

James Hahn Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

Susie and family:
Deepest sympathies on Bob's passing. Quite a guy. Always enjoyed a conversation with him. He always had words of wisdom and a joke. He will be missed.
Jim and Loren Podlinsek

Jim Podlinsek Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

Your dad was a such a great guy and we played so many rounds of golf and shared so many martinis. I was just thinking about him this weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was an irreplaceable person.

Dan Austin Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

Sending our love and sympathy to each of you as you honor your dad's life. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.

Rita M Altman Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

Will always miss you! Love you Uncle Bob ! Mark and Tracey Clark

Mark and Tracey Clark Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

Susie, Sara & Sandy,
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. He was a good man and will be missed. Love and lots of prayers for all of you at this sad time.

Ron & Vonnie (Voggetzer) English Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM