Robert Dean “Bob” Provin, 83, peacefully passed away at 4:56 am Friday May 20, 2022 at Accolade Health Care and Senior Living in Paxton. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 pm Monday June 13, 2022 at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City. Private burial will be in Drummer Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
Bob was born August 22, 1938 in DeWitt County, a son of Farrol and Joyce Burner Provin. He married Linda Coppenbarger on August 25, 1956 in Lane, Illinois. He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years Linda Provin of Gibson City. Four sons- Matthew (Pat) Provin of Gibson City, Tony (Ellen) Provin of College Station, Texas, Peter (Kate) Provin of Gibson City and William Provin of Gibson City. His four precious grandchildren Sean, Reagan, Sadie and Claire. Also, two sisters Ruthanne (Ivan) Fort of Clinton and Betty Clark of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Ed.
Bob was a farmer all of his life, a long time Farm Bureau Member and was a thirty-nine-year member of the Alliance Grain Board of Directors. He enjoyed bowling, often times on two leagues. He thoroughly enjoyed talking, visiting and solving the worlds problems over a cup of coffee at the “Round Table” with his friends and colleagues.