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Robert T. “Rob” Cameron

Robert T. “Rob” Cameron, 57, of Ellisville, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Rob was born on August 23, 1963 in Canton, IL to Charles Gordon and Raymona Jean (Miller) Cameron.

Rob is survived by his parents of Ellisville; two brothers, Michael (MaryKae) Cameron of Altona, IL and James Cameron of Ellisville, IL; six nieces and nephews; and five great nieces and nephews.

Rob attended Spoon River Valley Schools, graduating in 1981. He attended the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the Hawkeyes track team, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. He later obtained an MBA at Western Illinois University. After working in Iowa, a short time, Rob returned to Illinois and worked at Maytag in Galesburg, and then Caterpillar in Peoria as a design engineer. He was a long-time member of Coal Creek Bible Church, where he served as teacher, treasurer and deacon. He also attended Checkrow Community Church. Rob was active at Faith Bible Camp near Yates City, serving as counselor, and board member.

Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. A visitation will be held 5-7 PM on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Pastor David Eden will officiate. A burial will follow services at Wiley Cemetery in rural Ellisville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Faith Bible Camp. A live stream link will be provided on our website below the obituary. To view Rob’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to


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  • Paula Helle

    Reply February 10, 2021 11:07 pm

    Michael, Jamie, Jeanie and Gordon- my sincere sympathies and heartfelt prayers for you all at this time. As I’ve reflected today on elementary school and our many adventures on the old bus route, it has amazed me how many vivid and wonderful memories still remain, and Robbie is certainly present in many of those memories. I’m thankful you have the assurance that you know where he is and that you will be reunited one day. Blessings to you all.

  • Todd Walters

    Reply February 11, 2021 5:50 am

    My condolences to all the family. I remember rob and myself playing in the backfield on valleys football team. Rob was a quite guy and had a big heart.

  • Melanie

    Reply February 11, 2021 1:05 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all the family. Rob was a great guy and was passionate about sharing the Gospel. He will be missed.

  • Steve Hall

    Reply February 11, 2021 2:02 pm

    My sincere condolences. My memories of Rob are mostly from high-school where he distinguished himself in the classroom and in athletics. I always admired his work ethic which translated directly into his success. It was a beautiful thing to watch Rob run the 400. While our paths, sadly, didn’t cross often in later life I’m not surprised at all to learn that he took that drive and discipline that made him a superior student and athlete and became a leader and role model for youth and community in this area. RIP Rob. You made the world a better place.

  • Allen & Clarice

    Reply February 11, 2021 4:03 pm

    Our sincerely sympathy during this time and on for Rob will be missed. As Paula said, and I repeat for it is true, we know he is with his Lord. That doesn’t change the sorrow but is comforting. May His best be with all of you during this time.

  • Susie

    Reply February 11, 2021 7:43 pm

    Jeanie, Gordon, Michael, and Jamie – I am so very sorry for your loss. So many memories of Rob over the years at Coal Creek. He will be missed by many. Sending love and hugs and praying you feel God’s peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Patty Pierson

    Reply February 12, 2021 9:37 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of a beloved son. He will be missed by a lot of people he touched. My heart goes out to Cousin Jean and Gordon. At least he is out of pain and with the rest of the Family in Heaven where he can still watch over the rest of us until we hope to join him. Prayers and Hugs .

  • Bill Schumaker

    Reply February 12, 2021 12:40 pm

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your son and brother. I remember him as a student and an athlete, he was a hard worker at both. He attended many of the school’s events. I am sure he had a positive influence on the youth at the Bible camp. He was a positive member of society. He will be missed.

  • Becky and Rick Ruhl

    Reply February 12, 2021 1:09 pm

    We are so very sorry about the passing of Rob. Thinking of you all and praying for you all during this very difficult time.
    May God give you peace and strength each day and in knowing he is in heaven with Jesus now.

  • Jon Wier

    Reply February 12, 2021 7:59 pm

    Sincere condolences. So sorry for your loss.
    I knew Rob at work and appreciated conversations on faith, ministry and farming. Celebrate Rob’s faith and take comfort that he is with his Lord and savior. God Bless

  • Cathy Lindsey

    Reply February 13, 2021 10:32 am

    Jean, Gordon and family. I loved watching the video. What a wonderful tribute to Robbie and his adventures. We will always remember that quiet smile. Our hearts sad. But he is with God now. All our love.
    Cathy Bradshaw Lindsey 😇

  • Cathy Bradshaw Lindsey

    Reply February 14, 2021 4:35 pm

    So very hard to lose a loved one. I was saddened to hear of Robbie’s passing. It breaks my heart. I watched the tribute video. It is filled with many wonderful photos of his adventures and loves. My hugs and prayers to Jean and Gordon and Michael and Jamie and families. May God bless you all…

  • Steven Keithley

    Reply February 15, 2021 12:52 pm

    Jeanie, Gordon and family. I watched the online service and it was very nice. I hope that God comforts you and heals your pain. I think he will because I’m sure Rob can put in a good word for you. I am so sorry and am thinking of you.

  • Todd Rodeffer

    Reply February 16, 2021 3:42 pm

    Rob was a true Christian man. We served together many times at Faith Bible Camp. He loved God’s creation and loved kids like Jesus.

  • Glen and Judy Helle

    Reply February 23, 2021 11:31 am

    Our deepest sympathy to you all, Jean, Gordon, Michael and Jamie. Watching his video it looks like he had a full life but too short. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. God bless you all in your time of sorrow.

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