Robert Earl Childress, III, age 48, formerly of Celebration, Florida, passed away on April 12, 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was, above all things, the loving father of Alexia, Remington, and McArthur. He attended Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, moving from there to establish and run many businesses, including The Masters Conference. He was avidly acknowledged for his contributions to the legal community, having won multiple awards and received numerous accolades for his long-standing earnest efforts toward the development of a legal learning network unlike any other. His abundant and generous personality were great contributors to this, and something his friends and family will not forget. Robert loved soccer and Sci-Fi, as well as paintball and snorkeling. He enjoyed his friendships, spanning all across the globe and throughout the legal community. Above all else, his love of his children was paramount. Robert is preceded in death by his grandparents, and he is survived by his children, mother, father, brother, and numerous friends who he considered to be a part of his family.
Per Robert’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet, Illinois.
A private graveside service will follow and Robert will be laid to rest next to his grandmother in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Joliet.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made as gifts in Robert’s memory to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund or the Children’s Burn Foundation.
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