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Robert E Sweeney

May 1, 1946 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 75)


Robert E Sweeney, age 75, of Hannibal, MO passed away at 12:40 pm Monday, December 6, 2021, at his home .  

Graveside services will be held at Grand View Burial Park on Wednesday December 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm with military honors. Rev. Jason Young will officiate. 

Robert was born on May 1, 1946, in Hannibal, MO, the son of  and George and Geneva (Bramblet) Sweeney. 

Survivors include his Sisters; Mary Van Winkle of Hannibal, Daisy Davis (Moman) of Monroe City, two nieces; Sarah Jacobson (BJ) of Navarre, FL, and Melissa Cummins of Hannibal, His nephew Curtis Van Winkle of Hannibal, five great grand-nieces and nephews, and two great-great-grand-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his niece Carol (Butter) Hurt.

Robert graduated from Hannibal Senior High School in 1965. Robert served in the U.S. National Guard/Military Police.  He did his basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO and was on active duty at Ft. Carson, CO from 1965 to 1967. He was on in-active/on call duty at Hannibal from 1968 to 1971.

Professionally Robert was a metal fabricator for Dixie Steel Industries in Hannibal which was later bought by Atlantic Steel where he worked until retirement.  

Robert greatly enjoyed time spent with family, friends and neighbors, especially his beloved 15 year old Cat. He was an avid guitar player and boating enthusiast on the Mississippi River for 25 years. After he retired he loved sitting at the Hannibal River front watching the barges and cruise ships and enjoyed visiting with the tourists. He enjoyed taking scenic drives around Mark Twain Lake.

Everyone who met Robert was a friend. He had a servants heart and was there for people when ever they had a need. 

Robert was believer in Jesus and a member of the Body of Christ.    . 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 in care of Grand View Funeral Home. 

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