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Robert R. Rey

Robert  R. Rey, 86, of Columbia, IL, died July 30, 2020, in Chesterfield. He was born October 26, 1933, in Red Bud, IL.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Rey (nee Neubarth); children Debbie (Gary) Notter and Scott (Jenny) Rey; grandchildren Brad & Alicia Notter, Matt (Brooke) Rey, Mallory (Mark) Linnemann, Cody (Lily) Rey, and Samantha (Drew) Coy; 4 great grandchildren Benjamin, Hope, Chloe,  and Nathan; brother Wayne (Ellen) Rey; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Erwin H. & Alice E. (nee Heiken) Rey; sister Shirley Shelton; brothers-in-law; and sisters-in-law.

He was a member of St. Paul UCC - Floraville, Model A Club, retired from Columbia Public Schools, formerly worked at Weilbacher, Mill & did land surveying, and loved farming.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Paul UCC - Floraville

Graveside Service:
10 AM Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at New Hanover Cemetery of Zoar in New Hanover, IL
Pastor Matt Friz officiating

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Dear Rey Family, our family grew up never not knowing Mr. Rey. He was a permanent fixture of our school years. He was either our bus driver, custodian, task master and friend. He put up with a lot for so many years from all of us as kids, but he kept saying he loved what he did. We were reacquainted with Bob with his McDs group. There we loved to sit, talk, laugh and debate over the past, future and now. He had a quick whit at times and caught us all off guard with a smirk. Weve actually just learned of his passing yesterday. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and know we have many happy memories of Mr. Rey.

Francine Verbeke Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

Dorothy, Debbie and Scott Sorry to hear about Bob passing. I have a ;lot of memories of when I was growing up down in the Bottoms, being neighbors, riding the school bus, working at Weilbacher Store, getting the tractor my dad had growing up and refurbishing it serval years later. Robert was a man and person to know. Please accept our Sympathy

Paul & Rachel Straub Aug 5 2020 12:00 AM


lollypopg@hotmail.com Aug 3 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family...I have fond memories of Mr. Rey as my school bus driver.

Pamela Peel Aug 1 2020 12:00 AM

Debbie and family
Sorry for the loss of your dad, I remember him mainly as a bus driver when we were in school. He had a long life and I know you have many happy memories. Take care. Brenda & Steve Richter

Brenda Aug 1 2020 12:00 AM