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Robert Killebrew was born March 28, 1937, in Clarksville, Tennessee, to Ross and Lillian Killebrew. He was their only child.
Robert Killebrew went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 9, 2017, on his mother's birthday.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lillian Smith and Ross Killebrew and his son, Robert Killebrew Jr.
He graduated from Kokomo High School in 1955. He was an avid track runner through junior high and high school. He served eight years in the United States Air Force. He was a former member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. He was a former member of Elks Lodge and American Legion. He was a member of UAW Local 685 and retired from Chrysler Corp. in January 2003 with 38 years.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories wife, Rosetta, Indianapolis; daughters, Juanita Pettiford, Joyce Durham, Fonda Killebrew; sons, Rodney and Myron Killebrew, all of Kokomo; grandchildren, Lakisha Nix, Karl Nix Jr., Arrainne Nix, Karlos Nix, Darceil Reed, Santaesha Durham, Bonyeah Killebrew, Brandon Meachum, Sherray Jones, Natasha Killebrew, Rodney Killebrew Jr.; stepdaughters, Rhonda Hill and Renee O'Neal; stepsons, Baron, Brian and Brett Liggins, all of Indianapolis; and 28 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be noon to 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, followed by the funeral at 2 p.m. at Crown Hill Funeral Home, 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis.
Published on June 13, 2017
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