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Robert C Munson

September 8, 1944 ~ June 4, 2021 (age 76)

Obituary

Robert C.  Munson, 76, of Monmouth, IL passed away at 1:31 pm, Friday, June 4, 2021 at his home. Bob was born September 8, 1944 in Little York, IL, the son of Robert Clifford and Wilma Alice (Willets) Munson.  He was raised and educated in Little York, graduating from Yorkwood High School in 1963. Bob served with the Army Reserves, as SGT E5, from August 1965 to June 1971. Bob married Latisha Jane Glasgow, in Little York, IL, on December 4, 1965 and they have remained close throughout the years. Bob began working with Munson Trucking in 1963, at the age of 19.  Bob and his brother, Courtney, became partners when they incorporated Munson Transportation.  They later sold Munson Transportation to Heartland Express in 1994.  Subsequently, he began and currently operated RCM Transport & Construction.  Bob also operated Monmouth Warehouse and Munson Farms. Bob was raised Methodist and preferred to exercise his faith through action.  He never met a stranger and opened his home to everyone.  What he enjoyed most of all was helping others no matter the circumstance.  This is what he will be remembered for the most. Besides work, family was most important; Bob’s work ethic is unrivalled, and he is a legend when it comes to getting things done. Survivors include his children, Jamie (Jamie) Munson of Peoria Heights, IL; Amy Munson of Monmouth, IL; one granddaughter, Olivia Munson, of Peoria Heights, IL; 2 stepchildren, Marty Wilson, of Monmouth, IL and Nick Hager, of Berwick, IL; his siblings, Courtney Munson, of Burlington, IA and Lolla (James) Ballard, of Monmouth, IL; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to the children listed above, Bob was a father figure to many children throughout the years. Bob enjoyed riding his Harley, boating, dancing and drag racing, but most of all he was passionate about heavy equipment.  He was a collector of all things BIG, particularly classic cars, antique tractors and heavy machinery.  He was a mechanical genius and known for creative solutions to everyday mechanical problems; one such example involved improvements to Freightliner truck suspension design. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Friday, June 11, 2021 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL.  Interment will be in Little York Cemetery, Little York, IL.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Western Illinois Animal Rescue, Monmouth, IL of OSF Hospice, Western Region.  For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit, www.mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com.  

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Funeral Service


Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 10, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory
1007 N G St P.O. Box 444
Monmouth, IL 61462

Funeral Service
Friday
June 11, 2021

10:00 AM
McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory
1007 N G St P.O. Box 444
Monmouth, IL 61462

Interment
Friday
June 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Little York Cemetery, Little York, IL

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