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Robert L. Followell, Sr.

October 30, 1927 June 19, 2018
Robert L. Followell, Sr.
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Obituary for Robert L. Followell, Sr.

Robert L. Followell, 90, passed away 5:17 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his residence in Marion.

Robert formerly worked as a coal miner at Zeigler # 5 and Zeigler # 11 and retired from Murdock Coal Mine in Central Illinois. He was also the former owner and operator of Followell’s Warehouse Outlet in rural Marion.

He formerly attended the Community Chapel Church in Marion and was a member and attended the First Baptist Church in Energy and the United Mine Workers of America.

Robert was born October 30, 1927 in Blairsville, IL to Arthur Jefferson and Clara “Dimple” (Hobbs) Followell.

Robert was united in marriage with Julia Ann Johnson on January 15, 1944 in Blytheville, AR. She preceded him in death on October 22, 2001.

Surviving are, daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Sue and Bob Williams of Freeman Spur; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Lee, Jr. and Cheryl Followell of Germantown, TN, Leon and Lori Followell of Herrin, Gary Wayne and Rita Followell of Saginaw, TX; eleven grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gladys and Roy Whitecotton of Herrin, Helen and Richard Roland of Waldorf, MD; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James and Barbara Followell of Herrin; Franklin Followell of Mulkeytown, Willard and Ann Followell of Houston, TX; his long-time companion, Vickie Hoffard of West Frankfort and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia; parents; two sisters, Pauline Poelman and Ruby Dismore; one brother, Lawrence Followell.

Graveside services were 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at Blairsville Cemetery with Pastor Ralph Brandon and Pastor Don Colson officiating.


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22

Jun

10:00 AM 6/22/2018 10:00:00 AM
Blairsville Cemetery

14850 Cambria Road
Carterville, IL 62918

Blairsville Cemetery
14850 Cambria Road Carterville 62918 IL
United States
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