Robert "Bob" Tilley, the son of the late John Henry and Vivie Drye Tilley, was born in Cleveland, Arkansas on May 22, 1948, and passed away at his home in Bloomfield, Missouri on April 3, 2018, at the age of 69 years, 10 months and 12 days.
He had lived in St. Louis and near Essex before moving to Bloomfield in 1992. He retired as a truck driver and mechanic and also a farm worker. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and friends and working on Race Cars.
On July 6, 2001, he was married to Patricia M. Toombs in Wickliff, Kentucky.
Surviving are his wife, Pat Tilley of Bloomfield; three sons, Chris Lutman of Malden, Carl Lutman of Sikeston; Scott Tilley of Bloomfield; two daughters, Kelly Friedrich and Carla McGowen both of Bloomfield; two stepsons, Harvey Lee Gaskins, Jr. of Karnac, Illinois, Stacey Gene Gaskins of Lebanon; four stepdaughters Connie Stigall of Wickliff, Kentucky Shelia Brewer of Wyatt; Teresa Box of Cairo, Illinois, Jerry Lee Summers of Sikeston; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; many step-grandchildren; and step-great grandchildren; two sisters, Katherine Hopkins of Bloomfield, Gale Bess of Dexter; five brothers, J. W. Tilley of Bloomfield, Kenneth Tilley of Van Buren, Larry Tilley of Essex, Dale Tilley of Morehouse, and William Merrick of Detroit, Michigan. Other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl "Pete", Gerald "Shorty" and Charles "Tinker" Tilley; four sisters, Maxine Robey, Floy Jean Robey, Lula Jackson and Lenora Bost.
Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Rick Breeden of Bloomfield, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.