Robert E. “Bobbie” Pullen














Robert E. “Bobbie” Pullen

Chatham – Robert E. “Bobbie” Pullen, 91, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Virden, IL, passed away at 9:35 P.M. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Villas of South Park Chatham, IL, with his family at his side.

Bobbie was born on July 17, 1927 in Charleston, MO a son of Alfred E. and Mary Pauline (Wright) Pullen.  He married Dorothy V. Kenway on January 17, 1948 in Wyatt, MO.

Bobbie enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945,  during WWII and served aboard the U.S.S. Boxer, CV-21.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post #386 and was a member of The Grace Southern Baptist Church, Virden, IL.

Surviving Bobbie are sons, Kim E. (Lori) Pullen of Dupo, IL, Rob (Patti) Pullen of Springfield, IL; daughters, Paula Wight of Goose Creek, SC, Kathy (Dennis) Vala of Chatham, IL, and Susan Marie (David) Vickery of Jacksonville, FL; 9 grandchildren,  14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding Bobbie in death were his parents; wife, Dorothy V. Pullen, sister, Katherine Harkins and a brother, Billie Pullen.

Visitation will be from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Monday, May 6, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL.  Funeral service will start immediately following the visitation at 12:30 P.M. with the Rev. Tom Swegle officiating.  Pallbearers are: Kim Pullen, Rob Pullen, Dennis Vala, Alex Haney, Shane Ehorn and Kevin Ehorn.  Memorials may be made to:  JDRF. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Monday May 6, 2019 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL.  To leave a comment for the family please visit:

5 thoughts on “Robert E. “Bobbie” Pullen

  1. Peace Bob. You’re with mom again. I have great memories. From playing catch with me, recycling aluminum, going to work with him on Saturdays, riding bikes, helping complete mom projects, family vacations, all the visits and hikes when I attended SIU and many more. Bob was a strong man from years of body work. Quick too when needed lol seen him him prove it a few times. A hard worker and very active father and perfect husband for our mom Dorothy that he called Bernice. Bob was liked by anyone who met him. My friends growing up often saying, “what a cool dad”. Always kept my bicycles going and in high school/college my cars. Dad always gave me freedom as a kid to explore shaping who I am today.
    Cherish your memories as Bob will continue to always be around us.

  2. my prayers are with all of you. Bobbie was very special to us. i am glad we got to know him. RIP BOBBIE

  3. We love you Bobbie, we will miss you! Kathy and Paula you and your family are in our prayers, we love you all

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