Robert “Bob” Millner

CENTRALIA — Robert “Bob” Millner, 82, of Centralia, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at Centralia Manor.

He was born April 11, 1939, in Centralia, son of Harry Millner and Marquerite (Spenner) Millner. He married Geneva Milburn on July 28, 1962, and she preceded him in death on October 6, 2020.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Sondra (Wade) Pickett; grandson, Joshua Millner; three great-grandsons, Aiden, Mason and Kreed Millner; a brother-in-law: Dean (Myra) Milburn; two sisters-in-law: Bessie Milburn and Ruth Presswood; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Harry and Marguerite Millner, wife; Geneva Millner, his son: David Millner; a brother: Charles Millner and wife Sherry, his sister: Linda Millner, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Bob was a graduate of Centralia High School. He was a truck driver for many years and later retired. Bob was a member of the Calumet Street Christian Church in Centralia. Bob enjoyed playing golf and fishing. He was an avid fan of Orphan Basketball.

A funeral service for Robert “Bob” Millner will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at the Hillcrest Lakeside Chapel in Centralia.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday morning at the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wamac Mission of Hope Food Pantry and will be accepted at the Sutherland_Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Millner family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.