PAXTON — Robert "Bob" William Buler Sr., 67, of Paxton, was surrounded by his family when he went to heaven on Friday, March 8, 2019.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton. Burial will follow in the Danville National Cemetery, Danville, with military honors. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the funeral home.
Mr. Buler was born March 10, 1951, in Chester, Pa., the son of Charles Kenneth and Rosemary Caughlin Buler. He married Sheryl Meadows on June 1, 1974, in Suitland, Md. She survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Amy Lynn (Ryan) Galey of Paxton; two sons, Robert "Bobby" (Ginny) Buler Jr. of Savoy and Andrew Charles Buler of Rantoul; five grandchildren, Lucy, Gina, Michael Robert William, Luke and Lilah; a brother, Charles (Maryellen) Buler of Suitland, Md.; a sister, Margaret (Charles) Rogers of Mechanicsville, Md.; and two nephews, Jason (Beatrice) Rogers and Justin (Mary) Rogers, and their children.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Phillip and John Joseph Buler; and a niece, Theresa.
Mr. Buler graduated from Suitland High School in Suitland, Md., in 1971 and went on to receive his HVAC certification. He served in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 1992. He then became a project manager for housekeeping for shopping malls throughout the Midwest and East Coast.
After his career and having lived in numerous cities throughout the East Coast and Midwest, including Rantoul, he moved to Paxton in 2018. He was a former member of the Greenwood Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Ky., where he accepted Christ. He was also a former member and deacon of the Pure Word Bible Church in Princess Anne, Md., and this is where he created the monthly free dinner program. He was currently a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Champaign.
Mr. Buler enjoyed classic cars, especially the 1955 Chevy, and putting car models together. His love of the cowboy was evident in his Western clothes apparel, watching all the classic TV Westerns and John Wayne movies. He was a dedicated worker and was always ready to help anyone in need.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Carle Hospice.
Condolences may be offered at www.baierfuneralservices.com.