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May 18, 1929—Dec. 21, 2015 Robert Dean McLeish, 86, of Crossville, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at Wharton Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill, TN. He was born May 18, 1929, in Canal Winchester, OH, son of the late John Claire McLeish and Evalene (Russell) McLeish. Bob was a career military man and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was also of the Baptist Faith. He is survived by his wife, Betty McLeish; sons, Kenneth J. McLeish (Kathy) of Colorado and Robert R. McLeish (Linda) of California; and daughters, Cindy M. Hall (Chris) of Texas and Robin J. Roschlein (Bruce) of North Carolina. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, John McLeish; and sisters, Evelyn Yoder, Virginia Murphy and Betty Ann Saxon. Funeral services were held at Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at 3 p.m. with Bro. Scott Monday officiating. Memorial can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or at www.cancer.org. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  December 28, 2015
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