Robert "Bob" Neville
Robert "Bob" Neville, age 90, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at his residence in Philip.
Robert Scharles Neville, better known as “Bob” by his family and friends, was born June 3, 1929 on a farm on the Milesville Flat to Clinton and Florence (Eymer) Neville. He attended grade school in Milesville.
Bob was united in marriage to Arlys L. Hansen on October 15, 1950, in Philip, South Dakota, and to this union five children were born.
Bob worked for various ranchers around the Philip area. In 1963 they purchased the Ed and Opal Bodkin place west of Billsburg where they resided until moving into Philip in 2008. Bob was a member of the Milesville Lutheran Church when he lived in Milesville and later a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Philip. He was an avid fisherman of catfish, sheep herder, and a never-ending storyteller.
Survivors include four children Kenny Neville and his wife Nancy of Philip, Bobby Gene Neville of Rapid City, Marlys "Molly" Kukal and her husband Marty of Garrison, Montana, and Randy Neville and his wife Bessie of El Paso, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother Jerry Neville and his wife Joy of Philip; one sister Grace Mack of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife Arlys Neville on September 22, 2009; a daughter Marilyn Neville on July 24, 1992; a great-granddaughter Elizabeth; his parents Clinton and Florence Neville; a sister and brother-in-law Lila and Caroll Ames; a sister Lyla Ames; and a brother-in-law James Mack.
A memorial has been established.
Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip with Pastor Gregory Hinners officiating.
Interment followed at the Milesville Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.