“Robert A. Power Jr., 55, of Springfield, IL passed away at St. John’s Hospital on May 23, 2021.
Bobby was born in Springfield, on May 9, 1966 the son of Robert A. Sr and Susie Power.
He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his step father, James “Jim” Farley.
Bobby is survived by his children, Cameron McLaughlin, Sydney McLaughlin, Bobby McLaughlin, and Sabrena Power; as well as his sister, Susie Jackson and brother, “Jim Jim” Farley.
There aren’t too many appropriate words that describe our dad, Bobby “Cheeseburger” Power, but here are a few that are: honest,
stubborn, thoughtful, crazy, and protective.
Honesty is one of the best character traits to find in a person, and our dad was as honest as they come (whether you wanted to hear it or not). His stubbornness is unmatched and sadly, hereditary. In every relationship he had with each person in his life, he catered specifically to their needs. It’s hard to describe how thoughtful he was. Looking back, some of the things he did might’ve went unnoticed or unappreciated but he continued to do them because that’s who he was.
Our dad earned being called “crazy” in high school, and it only progressed with time. No matter how crazy he was, no one wanted him to change that part of himself. He was often referred to as Mr. Incredible (not only because of the likeness of their names) but because he always put others first, no matter the situation. He liked to make sure that you always felt self when he was around.
He wasn’t given the easiest life, but he always made the best of it. He could always make you laugh, even if you didn’t want to...and he wouldn’t stop trying until you at least smiled. If you were lucky enough to see him dance, we know that memory is now burned in your head forever. Anyone who knows him knew his laugh was contagious and inimitable, and it will be missed almost as much as he will.
Bobby was always looking out for others in any way he could, especially his “babies”. He loved being a dad more than anything in the world, and he was the best at it. He was taken too soon, but will be remembered as we make this seemingly unbearable journey without him.
With an abundance of loving memories, your babies.
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