Robert J. “Bob” Egger, 70, of Ocala, FL, past resident of Springfield and Decatur, IL and Shreveport, LA passed away at Estelle House Hospice in Ocala due to complications from COVID. Bob was born March 24, 1950 in Springfield the son of August and Louise (Verbais) Egger. Bob married Suzann Holland on May 10, 1990.
Bob started working at Eisners Grocery Store in high school eventually owning his own store in Arthur, IL. Bob also worked at Big Lots and Flying J. But the job Bob most enjoyed was being out in the sunshine playing golf or riding in a convertible, followed by a wild game of dominoes and/or cards, only interrupted by cocktail hour, while spending time with family and friends. One of his favorite activities was teasing people. No one was exempt.
Bob is survived by his wife Su; sons RJ (April) of Shreveport, LA, Brett (Elsa) of Edwardsville, their mother, Eileen (Sphar) Egger; sons Brad of Chicago, Brian (Joelle) of Springfield, their mother Linda (Rosa Egger) Kain; stepson Kyle McCumber, Shreveport, LA, his eight grandchildren: Sierra, Autumn, AJ, Cole, Jordon, Damion, Langston and Brayden. Also surviving are seven siblings: Auggie “Gus” (Marilyn) and Rick (Tina) Egger, Roberta “Bert” (Bob, deceased) Hull, Marilyn (Ron) Hull and Becky (Terry) Moore all of Springfield; Mitzi (Jack) Wilcox of Evans, GA and Jim (Celeste) Egger of Des Moines, IA as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob requested that no services be held. Instead he requested that Su throw one more party where beverages will flow easily for all his family and friends so that they can share stories allowing memories to surface while laughing and having a good time. This will be planned at a later date when it is safe for all to attend. Donations can be sent to Parkinson.org in lieu of flowers.