Robert “Pops” Heriford

Robert “Pops”  Heriford

Virden– Robert “Pops” Heriford, 68, of Virden, IL passed away at 6:45 P.M. Monday, August 5, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Robert was born May 12, 1951 in Columbia, MO a son to Robert Eugene and Donna June (Morgan) Heriford. Robert married Nancy L. Cain on August 1, 1998 in Virden, IL.

Bobby was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, MO.  He attended the Virden Church of the Brethren.  Bobby loved camping, fishing, bowling and was a member of Hendricks Motor Sports.  He enjoyed cars and was always piddlin’ on his Model A.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and his friends.

Surviving Bobby are his wife, Nancy L. Heriford of Virden, IL; step-mother, Jessie Heriford of MO; sons, Brian (Brandi) Chick of Centralia, MO, Jason (Amy) Heriford of Greenview, IL, Charles (Krystal) Heriford of Greenview, IL, James Heriford of Petersburg, IL, Brandon Heriford of Thayer, IL, Kyle Heriford of Virden, IL; daughters, Kirstianne (Chris) Heriford of Virden, IL, Brandy (Jake) Heriford of Franklin, IL; step-son, Samuel (Nita) Jorgensen of Thayer, IL; step-daughter, Valerie (Aaron) Harris of Virden, IL; brothers, Joe Heriford of MO, Christopher Ellis of MO, David (Brenda) Cottrell of MO; 18 grandchildren and numerous other family members.  Preceding him in death are his parents; 1 brother and 3 sisters.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL with the Funeral Service on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Robert Funk officiating.  Pallbearers:  Brian Chick, Jason Heriford, Charlie Heriford, James Heriford, Brandon Heriford, Kyle Heriford and Samuel Jorgensen.  Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Girard, IL.  Memorials may be made to Donor’s choice.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:

12 thoughts on “Robert “Pops” Heriford

  1. He was the sweetest! Always a joy to see him. God bless his wonderful family and prayers sent their way. Hope you all continue to feel his love and presence. Prayers for strength & peace during this painful time.

  2. Sorry to hear about this loss bob was a great guy to be around always accepting or others. And always welcoming and a pleasure to be around sorry for your loss Nan, kyle, Brandon, kirstianne, and brandy

  3. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with Nancy, Kyle and Brandon and the other family members during this time.

  4. Nancy and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, dad, grandpa. I remember seeing both of you at car shows and the tour at the school. May God’s love, peace and comfort be with all of you during this difficult time.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Will miss Bob waving at me when I walk. RIP Bob!

    Susie Leigh and Bill Gheen

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