OBITUARY

Robert R. "Bob" Wanless Jr.

January 29, 1947October 13, 2020

Robert R. “Bob” Wanless, Jr., 73, of Auburn, IL, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at his home.

He was born on January 29, 1947 in Springfield, IL, the son of the late Robert R. and Gladys Juanita (Smallwood) Wanless, Sr. He married Cindy (Davis) Morgan on June 6, 1981 in Springfield and she survives.

Bob graduated from Lanphier High School and attended Lincoln Land Community College. He served in the U .S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War Era. He worked as a supervisor for the United States Postal Service. Bob was a life member of the VFW Post 10302 in Springfield and of the AMVETS. He was also a member of the American Legion in Chatham, IL.

Besides his wife Cindy, he is survived by his son Robbie Wanless of Kansas City, KS; his daughter Sabrina (husband Greg) Michalov of West Virginia; a step-son Henry Morgan of Springfield; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Janet Wanless-Benoist, Jane Wanless-Hull, and Sandra Bosaw; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son Melvin Morgan; a grandson Ethan in infancy; 2 brothers, Kenny and Mike, and a sister Judy.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Post 10302 in Springfield.

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