Robert L. “Bob” Gott, age 75 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away Tuesday evening, May 24, 2016, at 7:10 PM at his home with his wife and daughter at his side.
Bob was born in Equality, Illinois on August 10, 1940. He was the son of Robert & Georgia (Case) Gott.
Bob was united in marriage to Patsy L. Alstat on November 5, 1988 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She survives.
Bob retired from Southern Illinois Power Co-Op in 2005. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local # 702. He was also a member and Past Master of Cobden Masonic Lodge # 466 A.F. & A.M.
Bob raised Black Angus cattle and enjoyed working on his farm. Bob enjoyed horses and trail riding. He was very active in the Johnson County Rail and Trail Saddle Club. Bob enjoyed his mornings spent daily with his buddies around the table at the coffee shop. Bob was also an avid coon hunter.
Bob is survived by his wife of 27 years, Pat Gott; as well as his daughter and son-in-law – Leslie and Thomas Thomas of Rock Island, Illinois; 3 grandchildren – Lisa, Aldridge, and Gabrielle; a brother and 3 sisters.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a daughter – Lisa Gott and a brother.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 27, 2016, at 12 Noon at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial will be in the Ava Evergreen Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10 AM – 12 Noon Friday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42003.