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Robert James Muirhead
March 12, 1935 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
Robert James Muirhead, 88, of Danville, IL passed away at 3:10 AM on November 14, 2023 at Hawthorne Inn in Danville, IL where he was a patient for a few days.
Robert was born on March 12, 1935 the son of William and Gertrude (Bonebrake) Muirhead in Danville, IL. He married Barbara Lucas on November 22, 1959 in Sidell, IL and she survives.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Barbara Muirhead of Danville, sons, Jonathan (Barbara) Muirhead of Atlanta, GA, and Matthew (Melissa) Muirhead of Danville, IL, and his three grandsons, Trevor, Tyler and Grant Muirhead.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Muirhead.
Robert graduated from Danville High School, attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Millikin University. He owned and operated Holmes Brothers, Inc in Danville for many years until his retirement.
In his free time he enjoyed playing golf, working on projects around home and in the yard, and traveling. In his younger days he played tennis every morning and also enjoyed snow skiing. Robert was an avid sports fan and enjoyed cheering for the Illini, the Bears and the Dodgers.
Robert was a member of St James United Methodist Church since childhood and a member of the Danville Country Club. He was very civic minded and involved in his community serving on a variety of Boards and organizations. Robert was active with the Danville Noon Rotary, a 32nd Degree Mason for 65 years, a member of the Elks Club, and served on the Board of Spring Hill Cemetery, 1st National Bank, the Salvation Army Men’s Board, Vermilion Advantage, and the Lakeview Hospital Board.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at St James United Methodist Church, 504 N Vermilion Street, Danville, Illinois 61832. Rev. Dr. Don Jackson will officiate. Entombment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Danville. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 PM on Monday, November 20, 2023 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61834.
Memorials may be made in Robert’s memory to the St. James United Methodist Church or the Danville Symphany Orchestra.
Please join Robert’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com .