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Bobby R. Willhite

February 1, 1941 - June 4, 2009

SHERMAN – Bobby R. Willhite, 68, of Sherman died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009, at St. John’s Hospice.

He was born Feb. 1, 1941, in Springfield, the son of Robert R. and Bernice McDonald Willhite. He married Sandra Peet on Nov. 1, 1974.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Donna J. Mesters and Dorie Ushman

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Willhite of Sherman; two daughters, Sheryl L. (Todd) Cody of Sherman and Terri L. Merrell of Springfield; a son, Shannon L. (Lisa) Willhite of Petersburg; six grandchildren; two sisters,

Beverly (Randy) Fagg of Pleasanton, Texas, and Cindy (Rob) Woolf of Houston; two brothers, Joe Willhite of New Berlin and Jerry (Charlotte) Truss of San Antonio; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Willhite was a resident of Sherman for 25 years. He was a steamfitter and retired from the Springfield School District 186 as a maintenance supervisor. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with the

Rev. Christopher House officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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