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CW3 (Ret.) Robert Starkey

CW3 (Ret.) Robert Starkey, of Alton, passed away on Saturday February 10, 2018 at John Cochran Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Born in Alton the son of the late Enos Starkey and Mary Cruscial.
Robert married Carol Ann Starkey on September 3, 1955, she preceded him in death on April 14, 2015. Together with their family they lived overseas in Japan, Okinawa and Germany and several military posts in the United States. On retiring from US Army life, Robert returned to Alton where he was employed as an operating engineer at Shell Oil Company. He was a Shriner, Mason and he enjoyed Photography and Art.
He is survived by three children; Cheryl Thompson of Alton, Carl E. Starkey of Alton and Lee Davidson of Nevada; grandchildren; Cheri-Lee (Joe) of Alton, William (Melissa) Geary of St. Genevieve, MO., Brett Geary of Alton, Nikki Starkey of AZ., Joshua Starkey stationed in Kuwait, and Mikayla Starkey of AZ. He is also survived by a sister Sandra Jones of Brighton.
In addition to his wife he is preceded in death by his parents and a son Richard E. Starkey.
Visitation will be held from 4 pm to 7pm, Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, with Masonic rites being conducted at 7 pm by the Wood River Masonic Lodge #1062. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m, Saturday, February 17, 2018 with the Chaplain Randy Butler officiating.
Burial will be held at the Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alton VFW Post 1308 General Fund.
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