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Obituary for Robert Huxtable
Robert L. “Hux” Huxtable, 87, of rural Washington, IL died at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at his residence. Bob was born September 17, 1926 in Peoria, IL to Leland E. and Marie C. Hutt Huxtable. He married Mary Jane Upton on January 3, 1953 in Peoria, IL. She preceded him in death on July 16, 1982. Bob is survived by five children, Catherine (Glenn) Zaring of Manistee, MI, Thomas (Donna) of Champaign, IL, Timothy (Kris) of Chillicothe, IL, Terry (Cindy) of Washington, IL, Todd of Woodstock IL; one sister, Marianne (Gordon) Seppelt of Bartonville, IL; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; two brothers, William and James and one sister, Donna Hanchett. Bob will be missed by the dogs and cats. He was a Navy Veteran of WW2 serving in the South Pacific. Bob was a plumber in the Peoria area for forty-one years, of which he was partner and owner of Huxtable Plumbing for thirty-five years. He was active in “Y” Indian Guides, “Y” Adventure Guides and Boy Scouts when his children were young. Cremation rites have been accorded and a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Countryside 659 School Street, Washington, IL 61571. Memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care Foundation 8940 N. Wood Sage Road, Peoria, IL 61615 in his name.