David E. Robards, age 65, of Newton passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton with Bro. Mike Knepper officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Friday until time of service in the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded with private family interment in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
David was born on March 12, 1951 in Effingham, Illinois the son of Paul Gordon and Dorothy Louise (Bryan) Robards. For eighteen years, David worked for The First National Bank, now First Neighbor Bank. He began in the loan department and was promoted to the positions of loan officer and later Vice President. He continued to serve on the board from 1988 until 2002. David was currently serving as the office manager and sales assistant for Goebel Equipment, Inc. in Montrose. In his free time, David enjoyed coin collecting and was an avid reader of westerns.
He was a member of the Toledo Kiwanis during his years at the bank.
David will be loved and remembered by his mother Dorothy Robards of Newton; sons Jeremy Robards, wife Sheri of Kansas City, MO and Ryan Robards of Chicago; brothers Gordon Robards, wife Gail of Omaha, NE and Jim Robards, wife Jacque of Newton; sisters Jane Frichtl, husband Tony of Greenville, SC and Paula Becker, husband Bob of Cross Junction, VA.
His father Paul and brother Max Robards preceded him in death.
Memorial gifts in honor of David may be made to either the Central Christian Church or to the Toledo Kiwanis.