Born July 20, 1940 in Silvis, Illinois son of the late Lawrence and Georgia (Trumpy) Bobb passed away at his home on Friday, November 13, 2020 at age 80. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Marilyn Bobb; 6 children, Bruce (Jackie) Bobb, Louann (Fiance’ Jeff) Harmon, Brenda (Brian) Hanford, James (Mary) Bobb, Larry (Heather) Bobb, and Steve (Michelle) Bobb; step-children, Tim (Nicole) Scriptor and Teresa (Eric) Naylor; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren including 2 great grandchildren on their way; sister, Mary Lou Parker; brother-in-law, Gary Gillespie along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
Mr. Bobb was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Donald and Lawrence “Sonny” Bobb; brother-in-law, Les Parker, and mother-in-law, Marian Gillespie.
Bill served in the U.S. Marines and retired from Oldsmobile in 1992 following 29 years of loyal service. He loved cars, especially going to old car shows and his prized possession was his 1985 Toronado “Eleanor”. He was a member of the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing. Bill enjoyed drinking coffee, animals, was a staunch Democrat, and was an avid Chicago Bears fan, but his greatest passion in life was his family and he cherished the time he got to spend with them.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Those who wish, may make contributions in Bill’s loving memory, to the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum or the Ingham County Animal Shelter.