|Robert L. Irons, 82, of Bentonville, Ark., formerly of Galesburg, Ill. died Sunday, March 4, 2012 in Circle of Life Care Center in Springdale, Ark.
He was born April 11, 1929 in London Mills, Ill. the son of Ralph Edgar and Esther Jane Boynton Irons. He married Margo Moore on November 21, 1948 in Canton, Ill.
He is survived by a son, Bobby Joe (Vilma) Irons of Yorkville, Ill.; two daughters, Kendall (Tom) Webber of Galesburg and Leslie (Charlie) Cross of Urica Springs, Ark.; 11 grandchildren, Denise Miller, Alicia (Thom) Sigel, Angela Condon, Ryan (Megan) Webber, Bo (Fiance Rashawn) Irons, Jessica, Caroline, Taylor Irons and Garrett, Jackson, and Olivia Cross; eight great grandchildren and Peggy Ives whom he made his home. He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Kathy Condon.
He worked as the general superintendant for heavy construction in Austin, Texas for 20 years, retiring in 1999. He graduated from London Mills High School in 1947. He was an avid Cub fan and Arkansas Razorbacks fan. He loved to hear from all his grandchildren and what sports and school activities they where involved in.
Graveside services are scheduled for noon Saturday, March 10, 2012 in West Midway Cemetery in London Mills, Ill. Rev. James Ecklund will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Foundation. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.