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Robert Eugene Lillie

april 7, 1946 – february 26, 2024

Robert Eugene Lillie

Robert Eugene Lillie, known for his love of family, passion for hot wheels, and deep faith in the Lord, has passed away at the age of 77. Born on April 7, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Bob made his mark as a dedicated truck driver in the logistics industry for over 44 years. He enjoyed working for Hazmat for twenty of those years.

Throughout his life, Bob cherished spending time with his children – Ann (Andy), Mary, and Bobby (Amy). He deeply loved and adored his grandchildren Maranda (Nathan), Mollie (Luke), Maggie (Cody) Brandon (Chelsea), Scott (Bethany), Samantha, and his great-grandchildren Cooper, Paxton, Nolan, Elijah, Annabelle, Ezra, Marley, Jayden, Noah, and Addison. Family was everything to Bob, and his love for them was truly unmatched. Most of Bob’s life was spent with Sandy aka Sackie his former wife, life long friend, and caregiver in his final years. He also loved his four-legged family, Moe, and Elgie.

He is also survived by his brothers, Fred, Russell (Donna), and Jimmy along with extended family and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Clara Lillie, his sister Reva Lillie, and his brother Donald Lillie.

In his free time, Bob found joy in collecting hot wheels, his eyes lighting up whenever he added a new piece to his collection. He was known as “Hot Wheels Bob” by many. He loved all types of music, Christian, oldies, and country being his favorite. He really loved Jesus. His faith was a cornerstone of his being, guiding him through life’s ups and downs.

As we celebrate the life of Robert Eugene Lillie, we invite friends and family to join us in honoring his memory. The services will be held at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231(follow the blue line to the left upon entering the memorial park) on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in memory of Bob’s life to Brain Injury Association of America | BIAA https://www.biausa.org/ or American Diabetes Association https://diabetes.org/.

Robert’s legacy of love, faith, and dedication will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew him. May he rest in eternal peace, knowing he was loved and cherished by many.



Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 1:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

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“Uncle Bob…my 30 year Hot Wheel buddy! I will never forget you and our great talks. Rest in peace my friend. Carl Woerner”

“Bobby you will surely be missed what a good friend you were,, and many prayers to the family. What a great family.”

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“sad news … lovable guy”

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“My condolences to the Lillie family”

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