Robert “Bob” Leathers, Jr. (80)

Danville, IL, formerly Grayville, IL
Birth: August 11, 1943
Death: December 30, 2023

Robert “Bob” Leathers Jr, went Home to be with The Lord on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at his home. Bob was born in August 11, 1943, in Durham, North Carolina, to Robert and Lena (Mason) Leathers Sr. Bob married Betty Hollan on September 16, 1962, and the two have shared sixty-one years together. Through the good and the bad, they have never left one another’s sides.

He attended school in Grayville, Illinois, graduating from Grayville High School in 1962. Bob drove a semi-truck for McLane and retired in 2005. After that, he began working for First Student as a School Bus Monitor. Bob was a very spiritual man with firm beliefs in The Lord. He coached his son’s baseball teams when he was a youth, and enjoyed fishing and camping.

He leaves behind his wife Betty; four grandchildren: Shaley (William) Guge, Tyler Leathers, Josh Leathers, and Dakota Leathers; and four great-grandchildren: Lexis, Mariah, Traelynn, and Braedyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two children: Tammy Hoffman and Terry Leathers, and a grandson: Matthew Hoffman.

Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Kruger Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville. A secondary visitation will be from 10-11am on Monday, January 8th at Grayville First Christian Church, 118 North Court Street in Grayville, Illinois. Services will follow promptly at 11am with graveside services to follow at Oak grove Cemetery.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of local arrangements.

Visitation: First Christian Church of Grayville, Illinois, Monday, January 8, 2024 - 10 - 11 am
Service: First Christian Church of Grayville, Illinois, Monday, January 8, 2024 - 11 am
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois

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