Robert "Bobby" L. Stillwell, Sr., a longtime resident of Willow Springs, passed away Wednesday morning, December 30, 2020 at his daughter's residence, with his family at his side. He was born September 13, 1961 to Arnold Bruce and Jimmie Nell (Utley) Stillwell in St. Louis, MO and was 59 years old.
Bobby moved from St. Louis with his parents to Willow Springs in 1969 when he was 8 years old and attended school here. On July 12, 1984 he married Grace Pettitt, and to this union three children were born. He was self-employed in the construction industry, doing work in concrete and metal siding. He later owned a dump truck and did excavating before he obtained an injury on the job and had to retire. When he was younger, Bobby like to do woodworking. He made several different projects, including a rocking horse and tic-tac-toe boards. He also rebuilt a 1950's model Studebaker; however, it has been said his favorite pastime was visiting with people. He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and all who knew him.
Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a sister.
He is survived by his three children: Robert L. Stillwell, Jr., Miles Stillwell, and Brittany DeLuna and her husband, Richard, all of Willow Springs and his grandchildren: Jarred, Mazie, Amelia, Evelyn, and Grayson. He is further survived by his brothers: Bruce, Travis, Ernie, Joe, and Tim; his sisters: Crystal, Yvonne, Pam, and Tanya as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Those who wish to donate in Bobby's memory may do so to: Brittany DeLuna to help defray funeral expenses and can be left at the funeral home.
A visitation for Bobby was held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the First Christian Church in Willow Springs. Funeral services were held on on Tuesday, January 5, 2021  with Pastor Bob Martin officiating. Interment will be at the Penner Cemetery in Vanzant, Douglas County. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC. Online condolences may be left at

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