Robert W. "Bobby" Eyler, Jr., age 51, of Quincy, died Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 1:42 pm in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Bobby was born March 18, 1969 in St. Mary's Hospital in Quincy, Illinois, to Terry Silman Eyler.
Bobby attended St. Mary's elementary and Payson Seymour High School. Bobby had worked as a driver for Five Star Trucking and as a handyman for Diane and Kirby Clark. He was a jack-of-all-trades. Bobby was a tremendous sports fan, and he particularly enjoyed NASCAR and St. Louis Cardinals baseball. However, he ate, slept, and breathed basketball. Bobby was an accomplished basketball player, and he played frequently up until his recent illness. Bobby also liked traveling and swimming, and he taught all of his siblings how to swim. Most of all, Bobby loved his family, especially his children, who meant the world to him.
Survivors include: his mother, Terry Zahn of Quincy, IL; three daughters: Alicia McClintock of Quincy; Krysten Carella of Aviston, IL; and Megan (Aaron Sill) Eyler of Quincy; his son, Tanner Eyler of Quincy; three grandchildren: Laniha, Colton, and Emmett; two sisters: Amy (Tony) Zornes-Rhinberger of Quincy; and Brenda (Kenneth) Vahle of Quincy; his brother, Timmy (Jami) Eyler of Benton, LA; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bobby was preceded in death by his grandson, Adaiah Sill; three aunts: Janis Harms, Linda Beaston, and Kathy Crossett; two uncles, James and David Silman; a niece, Alissa Zornes; two cousins, Wendy Crossett and Marty Beaston, Jr.; his maternal grandmother, Anna Marvel Silman; and his paternal grandfather, Wallace Eyler.
Memorial Service: a private service will be held with Father Michael Kuse officiating. To attend Bobby's service remotely (or to view a recording for up to 90 days), please join us on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Central Time using the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/72132591
Inurnment: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Saturday October 3, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please bring a face mask if you plan to attend the visitation.
Memorials: to the family c/o Terry Zahn
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
It hurts my heart to see this...your family is in my thoughts.
Terry, my sincerest condolences in the loss of your son. May God grant you comfort and strength in the days and months ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Teresa
Quincy, IL 62301
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