Robert Harry Pilkington

February 24, 1946 — October 25, 2016

Robert Harry Pilkington

Robert Harry Pilkington, age 70 of Louisville Ky but formerly of Danville, IL, and Omaha, IL died peacefully in the Baptist Hospital in Louisville, KY.  Bob as most knew him was born in Eldorado, on Feb. 24, 1946 to the late Barney and Anna Mae (Horton) Pilkington.  He was a graduate of Eldorado High School and was retired from Peabody Coal Eagle #2.  He was married to Sharon (Hill) on March 15, 1989 and she survives.  He loved baseball his dog Taz and mostly his family.  He will be sadly missed.

Bob is survived by his wife Sharon, along with children, Carrie Stallings Garlick of Kentucky, Leslie (Russell) Powell of Indiana and Brian (Lynda) Pilkington of Illinois.  Siblings, Charles (Janet) Pilkington, Earl (Karen) Pilkington, Sarah (Richard Hoover) Cummins, Joanne(Robert) Rice.  Grandchildren, Rabecca Garlick, Tyler Pilkington, Benjamin and David Powell..

A memorial service will be on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at  the New Prospect Church County Road 4, Broughton, IL.  The family will receive friends from 12 noon until memorial service time starting at 1:00 PM  Rev. Scott Pilkington will officiate and inurnment will be in the church cemetery.

Contributions to the family will be accepted and envelopes will be available.

Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway is entrusted with the arrangements where you can send a note of comfort to the family at

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