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Robert Shoesmith

January 15, 1938 — April 14, 2018

Robert G. Shoesmith, 80, of Peoria, passed away at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at UnityPoint Health- Proctor in Peoria, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria. Pastor Justyn Smith will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Prospect Cemetery in Dunlap.
Bob was born on January 15, 1938 in Exira, IA, a son of Daryl and Dortha (Gray) Shoesmith. He was raised by his step father, Dow Brittian, after his father passed away.  He graduated from Winterset High School in 1957. He married Deanna Fleming on September 17, 1966 in Peoria. He started working in the nail mill at Keystone Wire and Steel Co. in 1969 and retired from there in 2001.
He followed Jesus Christ his whole life and attended Crossroads Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his daughters and their families. He collected toy tractors and enjoyed taking his 1948 Ford truck to car shows with his wife.
Bob is survived by his wife of Peoria; daughters, Debbie (Jim) Emanuels of Dunlap and Jeanene (Shawn) Halsted of Pinckneyville; siblings, Roger (the late Patricia) Shoesmith of Elmwood, Clara Anderson of Des Moines, IA, Thelma (the late Gene) Ward of Demascus, AR and Austin (Karen) Brittain of Winterset, IA; grandchildren, Kinsey and Chance Emanuels and Hunter and Hannah Halsted; and beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to the Crossroads Baptist Church in Peoria.

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