Robert E. "Bob" York Sr. age 67
passed away Tuesday January 12, 2010, at his home in Patoka. He was born in Chicago, ILMarch 28, 1942 to Hubert C. and Mable
(King) York. He was a decorated Veteran serving in the U.S. Army for 20 years
from 1960 to 1980. After retiring from the military he became a truck driver
and retired from North American Van Lines. He had lived in the Princeton and Patoka area since 1985 moving from Ft. Leonard Wood MO where he was
Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and watching westerns. He was a member of
The Tabernacle Church in Princeton and a life member of the V.F.W. Post 1147, and a
member of the N.R.A. He had received two Bachelors and three Associate Degrees.
He is survived by his wife: Carmeletta (Hoover) York,
Patoka, his mother: Mable A. York, Olney, IL, three
children: Dina J. (Lenny) Shipley, Patoka, Angelia N.
Gayer, Mt. Carmel and Robert E. (Cindy) York Jr., Doolittle, MO, two brothers:
Derek L. (Sally) York, Noble, IL and Thomas C. York, Hutsonville,
IL, ten grandchildren: Michael Shipley, Shaynoah L
(Jeremy) Sharp, Brett Shipley, Erica Georges, Michael Georges, Christian J.
York, Nikolas K. Wiley, Braydon
A. Wiley, Summer R. Wiley and Drake T. York, three great grandchildren: Gavin
and Josalin Sharp and Zachary Dumbach,
several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father: Hubert C. York and a brother: Darvin W. York.
Funeral services will be Friday January 15, 2010
at the Colvin Funeral Home, Princeton with the Rev. Randall Duncan officiating. Visitation
will be from 4 until Friday. Graveside services will be held Saturday January 16, 2010 in the Chapel at CresthavenCemetery in Olney, IL. Family and friends will gather in the parking lot
of Colvin Funeral Home at to follow to the cemetery. Military services will be held at the