ROCKVILLE — Robert Dale Jessup, 80, of Rockville, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Union Hospital-Clinton. He was the son of Ernest Jessup and Mary M. Lambert Jessup, born Nov. 21, 1932, in Rockville. He graduated from Rockville High School in 1951. He worked for Allison Division of General Motors (1951-1953). He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1953 to 1955, during the Korean War. He had worked for Skelgas Co., Indiana Department of Corrections, and was owner of the Pastime Cafe, in Rockville, for many years.
Bob was a member of American Legion Post 48, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1752, and Elks Lodge 2471, all in Rockville.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Willis Jessup; one daughter, Beth (Bob) Colcord of Pendleton; three stepdaughters, Cheryl Overpeck of Linton, Anita (Steve) Gerrish, and Roxanne (Bert) Jones, all of Crawfordsville; one stepson, Larry (Cathy) Willis of Clinton; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He also dearly loved his dog, Jess. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mildred Swaim; and two brothers, Max Jessup and Leon Jessup.
Graveside military services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Memorial Garden Cemetery. Pastor Gene Walls will officiate. Parke County veterans organizations are conducting the military services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Parke County Food Pantry. Care and arrangements are entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 218 N. College St.