Robert J. Cahoon, 84, of New Athens, IL, born October 16, 1938, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2022, at St. Paul’s Senior Community in Belleville, IL. He was a retired mechanic with Hepp Trucking. Bob also loved gardening. He always shared his homegrown vegetables with friends, neighbors and family.
Mr. Cahoon was preceded in death by his parents – Joseph and Evelyn (Onash) Cahoon, his wife – the former Betty L Herzog, whom he married on April 6, 1996, and who passed away on January 21, 2015, four brothers – Jerry, Marlin, Carlisle and Ray Cahoon, four sisters – Ruth Sumler, Evelyn Marie Carle, Gracie Cahoon and Dicy “Rose” Korves, one step-sister – Ellen Johnson and a stepdaughter – Karen Ferguson.
Bob is survived by his children – Melissa (Mike) Winklemann of New Athens, IL, Robert (Mandy) Cahoon of Perryville, MO, Joe (Alexis) Cahoon of Steeleville, IL, Anthony (Vanessa) Cahoon of Prairietown, LA and Bobbiejo Perry of Arnold, MO. Also surviving are two brothers – Roger (Heny) Cahoon of Frohna, MO and Clifford (Karen) Cahoon of Murphysboro, IL, one sister – Sandy Girard of Millstadt, IL, sister-in-law – Rosemary Cahoon of Ava, MO, stepdaughter – Debbie Winklemann of New Athens, IL, stepson – David (Henrietta) Dotson of Dover, TN, nine grandchildren – Lexie, Hailey, Isaac, Mason, Eli, Bregan, Lane, Larissa, and Shantelle and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials in Bob’s honor may go to the donor’s choice.
Services: In keeping with Bob’s wishes, cremation will take place with no formal visitation or funeral service times. However, a celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.