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James R "Bob" Tolley

October 5, 1924 August 1, 2015
James R "Bob" Tolley
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James R Bob Tolley, 90, of Mount Carmel, IL passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care & Rehab with his family by his side. He was born on October 5, 1924 in White County, IL the son of Wilburn and Atlanta (Johnson) Tolley. Bob married Doris Dot Gidcumb on April 12, 1949 in Maunie, IL. Together they enjoyed sixty six years of marriage. Bob faithfully served his Country in the United States Army, where he was a decorated World War II Veteran. Bob spent his working career in the oil field and took great pride in his job. He retired from Dee Drilling. Among Bobs hobbies he loved being outdoors, mowing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Mount Carmel, IL. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Tolley; daughter, Joanne (Steve) Elliott of Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Dena Curtis, Tracey (Jeff) Kell and Shad Elliott; five great grandchildren, Andrew (Kaycee) Curtis, Courtney Curtis, Nate, Kenzie and Alli Kell; siblings, Charles (Wilma) Tolley of Mount Carmel and Bernadine Pritchard of Carmi, IL. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; grandson in law, John Curtis; five sisters and two brothers. Family and friends are invited to gather for visitation from 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2015 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2015 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Underwood officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made in Bobs memory to the First General Baptist Church, 120 W 12th Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Bobs tribute wall and leave online condolences for the Tolley family, please visit
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