Bob “Bulldog” Roth, Jr., 65, of Mt. Vernon died 8 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Healthcare Center in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Tuesday, July 6, 1948, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Robert L. Roth, Sr. and Erma J. (Morgan) Roth. He married Debbie Spurlock on July 20, 1979, in Mt. Vernon.
Bulldog worked in the shipping and loading department of Walgreens Distribution Company.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Roth of Mt. Vernon; son, Robb Roth and wife Chelsey of Opdyke; two daughters, Chris Roth of Mt. Vernon and Robin Roth of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren, Greyson and Kamryn Roth of Mt. Vernon and Blake, Ethan and Gage Roth of Mt. Vernon; great-grandchild, Jaxx Roth of Iuka; brother, George Roth and wife Myra of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Paula McGowen and husband Brent of Mt. Vernon and Tracy Smith and husband Rick of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sherry Roth Floyd; and one niece, Michelle Roth.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon with Mr. Bob Mielke officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Roth family (Please make checks payable to Debbie Roth) and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.