Robert Farthing Hails

Robert  Hails Obituary PhotoRobert Farthing Hails, 78, of Hollister, MO, formerly of Centralia, IL, December 0, 0000 - March 30, 2018.

Robert “Bob” Farthing Hails, age 78, of Hollister, Missouri, passed away March 30, 2018. He was born February 23, 1940, in Centralia, Illinois, the son of Robert Franklin Hails and Susan Luella (Farthing) Hails. They have preceded him in death. Bob was joined in marriage January 29, 1966, to Vicki Ann Nelson. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Bob earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois College and started his work towards his master’s degree at Illinois State. He was a junior high and high school teacher in Springfield, Illinois, and Chatham, Illinois. Bob touched the lives of many students. He enjoyed golfing, riding horses with Vicki, and spending time with his cats. Bob was a very talented man who was an accomplished woodworker. He even built the house that he and Vicki lived in. Most of all, he was a caregiver for his children and grandchildren and his family will miss him dearly.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Vicki Hails of Hollister, Missouri; his children; Robert Nelson Hails and wife Toni of Collinsville, Illinois, and Jodi Linn Hails of Macomb, Illinois; five grandchildren: Austin Michael Hails, Robert Braden Hails, Shelby Leighann Hails, Tanner Christian Hails and Tristan David Krohe; and a brother, William Franklin Hails and wife Fran of Littleton, Colorado.

A family gathering to celebrate the life of Bob will be held in the summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to DAV .To leave an online condolence please visit .

Published on on April 3, 2018.