Robert C. Jarnagin, 88, of Bethalto, went to be with his Lord at 1:34 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his home.
He was born in Clarksville, Ark., on Nov. 11, 1926, the son of the late James Robert and Mary (Compton) Jarnagin.
He married Ruby J. (Goff) on May 18, 1956, in Bethalto. She survives.
Robert served in the United Sates Army during World War II in Japan. He was owner/operator of Jarnagin Grocery Store and Angel Cream Donut Shop, both in Bethalto. Robert enjoyed spending his time fishing, going to auctions, being outdoors gardening, working on lawnmowers and going to Golden Corral in Alton with his family.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters and their spouses, Mary and David Null, Doris and Ron Seaton, Benita and Howard Hawk, and Vickie Jarnagin; four grandchildren, Sommer Walker, Josh Hawk, Samantha Jarnagin and Ronnie Null; eight great-grandchildren, Shelby, Devin, Emma, Anden, Kale, Aubree, Mya and Maddie; and several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James Edward Jarnagin and his siblings, Jimmy, Sammy, Billie, Dolan, David and Becky.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015, at Gospel Tabernacle in Godfrey.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Church.
Burial will follow at Wanda Cemetery South Roxana. Military rites will be performed by the Alton VFW Post 1308.
Memorials may be directed to Gospel Tabernacle.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto will be in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.