Robert D. “Bob” Reason, 85, of Golden, Il died surrounded by his family and beloved dog, Alvin at 12:32 am Thursday July 30, 2020 at his home in Golden.
Bob was a graduate of Lenox, Iowa High School. He served in the United States Air Force serving in Okinawa, Japan. He was a retired Air Traffic Controller at the Quincy Airport for 35years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden and served on the church council. He was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA, served as Mayor of Golden, member of the Golden Historical Society and Golden Friends and also served as Sexton of Golden Memorial Gardens cemetery. Bob loved to fish and watch the St. Louis Cardinals on TV, but his most cherished times were the times he could spend with his family.
He is survived by 3 daughters, Teresa (Rick) Simpson of Decatur, IL, Shelly (Ray) Jones of Golden, IL and Lisa (Kevin) Miller of Loraine, IL, 8 grandchildren, Amanda Roberts- Lieb, Leslie Irons, Katie Simpson, Cassie Jones, Abbey Jones, Eric Jones, Deanna Taylor and Andrea Smith and 9 great-grandchildren, a brother, Keith “Bud” Reason of Clear Lake, IA and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth Reason.
Per Bob’s wishes cremation has been accorded. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday August 1, 2020 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden with Pastor Gayle Pope officiating. Private burial with Military Honors will be in Golden Memorial Gardens cemetery. Visitation will be held from Noon until the time of services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association to benefit 2 of Bob’s great-granddaughters. Checks should be made to COTA with a memo line stating, in honor of Gillian and Grace Irons
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.
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