Robert Lee Entwistle

November 28, 1931August 9, 2018

Robert L. Entwistle, 86, of Des Moines, IA passed away on August 09, 2018 at his home. Per his wishes cremation rights have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday August 13, 2018 at the Runge Mortuary. Inurnment will take place at Davenport Memorial Park at a later date. Memorials may be left to the National Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be expressed at Bob was born on November 28, 1931 in Rock Island, IL to James and Gladys (Smith) Entwistle. Bob enlisted into the United States Navy in 1951 -1954 as a Radar Operator. He was united in marriage to Charlotte Howard on December 31, 1951 in East Moline, IL. She preceded him in death on December 24, 2009. Bob worked 14 years for the Wonder Bread Company as a Sales Associate. He then went on to open R&R Billiards with his brother Richard throughout Central Illinois. From 1968 to 1977 Bob owned Bob’s Bull Pen, a tavern in Davenport. After selling his tavern Bob owned and operated a Little Debbie distributor shop, he retired in 1995. Bob enjoyed outdoor activities such as golf and boating. He loved to shoot a game of pool and was also an avid Iowa Hawkeyes Fan. But above all Bob enjoyed spending time with his family. Survivors include his two daughters; Debra Lee Gomez of Des Moines, IA, and Brenda Sue (Clint) Johnson of Westminster CA; grandchildren: Derek, Natalie, William, Matthew, Dustin; great grandchildren: Austin, Olivia, Alayna, Mia and Roman. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife Charlotte, a son, Rodney and a daughter, Kimberly


  • James Entwistle, Father
  • Gladys (Smith) Entwistle, Mother
  • Charlotte (Howard) Entwistle, Wife
  • Debra L. Gomez, Daughter
  • Brenda (Clint) S. Johnson, Daughter
  • Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren: Derek, Natalie, William, Matthew and Dustin; and great grandchildren: Austin, Olivia, Alayna, Mia and Roman.

    He was also preceded in death by his son, Rodney and daughter, Kimberly.

  • National Alzheimer's Association


  • Memorial Service Monday, August 13, 2018

Robert Lee Entwistle

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Colette Hambright-Green

August 13, 2018

I am very sorry to learn of your dads passing, and the pain he went through. The strangest thing happen last weekend 8/11. I was at a family reunion and I was having a conversation about you and your family, because my husband's aunt and uncle live near where you grew up . I was telling Mark Hambright that I use to hang out with Brenda Entwistle in the 7th grade and I asked if they new who your family was. They did, and I was talking about how we use to go to Gonzos and eat all the time and sneak out at night. I also told Mark that I didn't have any idea where you were or moved to. Then on Sunday I read about your dad in the paper and I was like WOW! ( if you ever want to get in touch please do, I'm on fb and I live in Tipton IA

My condolences to your family and hope all is well with your family.
Colette Hambright-Green

Joyce Peak

August 12, 2018

Your daughter Deb is a good friend of mine. I know the last 9 months of your life was very hard, You are free now from physical pain and emotional decline. May your family be at peace with your passing, without ever forgetting who you have been to them.