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June 10, 2014

Robert G. ‘Bob’ Whalin

MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Robert G. “Bob” Whalin, 71, of Martinsville, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 7, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at Regional Hospital, in Terre Haute, Ind. He was born June 28, 1942, in Kansas, Ill., the son of Simon Whalin and Gertrude Melvina Miller Whalin. On June 1, 1968, he married Carolyn I. Grant, in Westfield.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carolyn Whalin; daughter, Kimberly Whalin of Martinsville; son, Eric Whalin and wife Lisa of Marshall; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Zachary of Martinsville; sister, June Grissom and husband Wayne of Frostproof, Fla.; and his beloved Shih Tzu, Nicky; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Simon Glenn, Tommy and Paul; and sister, Francis.

Mr. Whalin was the retired owner/operator of PestCOE. He was a US Marine Vietnam veteran and a member of the Martinsville American Legion. He was also a member of Willis Chapel Church of God where he served as a deacon. Robert was an avid reader of Western novels and also enjoyed watching old Western movies. His other pastimes included target shooting, fishing and gardening, especially his tomatoes. Robert’s greatest joys were living his Christian faith, loving his family and spoiling his granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. CDT Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., with Pastor Dan Ledley officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905; Willis Chapel Church of God, 1446 N 470th St, Martinsville, IL 62442; or The Gideon’s International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit:

www.markwellfuneralhome.com

 

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