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BOB J. VESS, 84, of Albany, IL, died Thursday, April 6, 2023, at MercyOne Medical Center in Clinton, IA.
His funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at the Albany United Methodist Church in Albany, IL with Rev. Toni Lucas officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, April 10, 2023, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Lusk Memorial Cemetery in Albany, IL. Memorials have been established to Albany United Methodist Church, Albany Ambulance Service and Albany Fire Department.
Bob was born February 1, 1939, in Natchez, MS, to Guy and Gladys (Cooper) Vess. He was educated in the Chicago Schools and Iuka Mississippi Schools through 12th grade. He served in the United States Army as an Air Defense Missile Crewman. He married Juanita Wadkins on June 29, 1963, in Chicago, IL. Bob was an EMT in Albany, IL, and Clinton, IA. He also taught CPR and fire training at the Cordova Nuclear Plant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Romeoville, IL, and also attended Albany United Methodist Church with his wife. Bob was a member of the Fulton City Masonic Lodge #189 in Fulton, IL. He enjoyed doing woodworking, especially making bird and yard ornaments.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita; one brother, Daniel (Pat) Vess of Gulf Breeze, FL; very good friends, Steve (Cindy) Dyson of Albany, IL, Cheryl (Dan) Stuart of Fulton, IL, Todd Carpenter of NC and Brenda Firch of Albany, IL; two goddaughters, Breann Rauch of Clinton, IA, and Bridget Borchardt of Albany, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Timothy Vess.
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