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Robert K. "Rob" Edwards, Jr.

Robert K. "Rob" Edwards, Jr.

Robert K. "Rob" Edwards, Jr., age 64, of Quincy died on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born on Monday, May 21, 1956 in Saint Louis, Missouri, the son of Robert and Mary (Perkins) Edwards, Sr. On Saturday, August 9, 1980, Rob was joined in marriage to Theresa A. Peters at St. Mary Church in Quincy.

Rob worked as the maintenance director at Western Catholic Union in Quincy, retiring due to health reasons after twenty-eight years. He was a dedicated and active member of Saint Francis Church, as well as the Knights of Columbus, Cursillo, and the Western Catholic Union. He had many past-times that he enjoyed, but especially loved camping at Bayview Campgrounds. During his younger years he liked to go bowling. More than anything else, Rob enjoyed spending quality time with his loved ones; his grandchildren were his absolute pride and joy.

Left to cherish Rob's memory are his loving wife of forty years, Theresa Edwards of Quincy; their three children: Robert (Amy) Edwards III, Roger (Whitney) Edwards, Renee (Jeremy) Roberts, all of Quincy; three grandchildren: Savannah Edwards, Gabriel Edwards, Preston Roberts; one sister, Barb Surgeon of Louisiana, Missouri; two sisters-in-law: Susan Maggart of Quincy, and Michelle (Josh) Breitbach of Saint Peters, Missouri. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Rob was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Joan (Charlie) Francis and Lorraine (Bob) Sapp.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:15 a.m. in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:45 a.m. in Saint Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made through www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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From:
Peggy (Maggart) Lindsey
Canton, MO
Comments:
My thoughts & prayers to my old buddy , Robs wife (Theresa) he simply adored. I will forever always remember Rob along with Theresa introducing me to Billie my first true love. We had so many fun memories as young couples so in love . I’m sure Rob & Billie have a lot to catch up with & Billie will be able to show Rob around. Hugs to my friend - Hold tight to all the memories you’ve made with Rob - Love to your family
From:
Judy Ratermann Murphy
Silex, MO
Comments:
Oh Theresa, my friend. My heart aches for you. I absolutely long with every part of me head-to-toes to do something, anything, to help you through this and beyond. You consume my prayers. Rob was such a gentle giant. His smile and whole demeanor was enchanting - and i know he had great taste bc he married and loved you. God bless you today, and everyday. Call me if you want to talk, any time!
From:
Brad Starnes
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear . Praying for the family. Rob his son is my neighbor and we are praying for you , that you find comfort.
From:
Dwight Seeley
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My deepest sympathy to you Theresa.
From:
Theresa (Pillars) Scott
Nokomis, IL
Comments:
Theresa I am so sorry for your loss but he is in heaven and will be with you always. I will keep you and your family in my prayers dear Friend.
From:
cindi and paul soebbing
quincy, IL
Comments:
We are so very sorry for your loss. We have not seen Rob for awhile but remember him as always being so upbeat and faithfilled. He was a special guy. Our prayers are with you.
From:
Pam/Don Arnold
Barry, IL
Comments:
You were always a disciple of God. We’ve loved you since the first time we met. Your beautiful, beloved wife will be strengthened by knowing you are now out of pain in a new body with God! Rest In Peace my friend. 🙏🏼
From:
Gary Whitaker
Reveree, MO
Comments:
sorry to here of your loss.he was a great guy.I know he is with JESUS now.you are in my prayers.