We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Bobbie Joe DeMent

A funeral will be held Monday, July 22, 2013 for 81 year old Bobbie Joe DeMent of Red Bud, IL, formerly of Chester, IL, who died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his home in Red Bud, IL.

Bobbie was born November 5, 1931 in Cherry Valley, AR, the son of John and Annie (Siler) DeMent. He married Wanda Hyde on November 21, 1953 in Kuttawa, KY and she survives of Red Bud, IL.

Also surviving is one son, Bobby Joe DeMent, Jr. of Panama City, FL. Two daughters, Patricia DeMent of Herrin, IL and Alice Hatfield of Red Bud, IL. One brother, Rex DeMent of Hamilton, OH and one sister Ernestine Johnson of Kansas City, MO. Four grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm Sunday, July 21, 2013 and from 7:30am to 11am Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.

A funeral for 81 year old Bobbie Joe DeMent will be held at 11am Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL with Dr. Mike Forgerson and Rev. Brian Law officiating.

Burial will be in the Paradise Cemetery near Bremen, IL.

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church in Chester, IL or to the American Heart Association.