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Robert L. McCartney

December 6, 1933 ~ December 10, 2018 (age 85)

Robert L. McCartney, 85 of Urbana died at 5:49 p.m. Monday December 10, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.


Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday December 15 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana with a visitation starting at 1:00 p.m.  Pastor Hank Sanford will officiate.  Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview at a later date.


Bob was born on December 6, 1933 in Urbana, the son of Paul H. and Thelma B. (Johnson) McCartney.  He married Ruth M. Bennett on November 28, 1952 and she survives.  He is also survived by sons, Robert L. McCartney (Debbie) of Urbana and Scott A. McCartney (Celia) of Urbana, and daughters, Sherri D. Johnson-Voges (Tim) of Urbana and Linda L. Murphy (Mike) of Urbana.  Bob is also survived by ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a sister, Joanne Mathis.  He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Clifford Paul, Charles, and Donald, and sisters, Betty Myers and Patricia Ann McCartney.  Bob was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kristin McCartney and son-in-law, Scott D. Johnson.


Bob was a native of Urbana and graduated from the Urbana High School.  He started his career as an Urbana Park District police officer.  He then went to the Urbana Police Department where he graduated from the FBI Training School and rose to Head Investigator in his twelve year career.   He was also Co-Owner of Macks Auto Recycling and a member of C-U Christian Church.


Memorial contributions may be made to the C-U Christian Church,602 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61820.  Condolences may be offered at

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