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Robert Etheridge, 82, of Belleville, Illinois passed away at 6:35 A.M. April 13, 2017 at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. He was born September 20, 1934 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to parents, Dewey and Eunice (Estes) Etheridge. He married Marilyn McGovern on March 14, 1953.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
A Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Robert is survived by his wife, Marilyn Joyce Etheridge of Belleville, Illinois; two sons, Michael Etheridge and wife Diane of Orlando, Florida and Matthew Etheridge of New York City, New York; two grandchildren, Josh Etheridge and wife Lauren of Petal, Mississippi and Maggie Chaffin and husband Chris of Lakeland, Florida; and five great grandchildren, Parker, Reagan, Harper, Nolan, and Mary Cooper.
His parents; two brothers, Billy and Herbert Etheridge; and one sister, Eleanor Walker preceded him in death.
Robert spent most of his working career managing various businesses. His family was his first love. He was an avid sports fan; he especially loved rooting for the Stanford Cardinal, USM Golden Eagles, and the UCF Golden Knights. Mr. Etheridge was a longtime member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Morgan Hill, California.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on April 14, 2017
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