Born: March 14, 1929 - Deceased: January 20, 2022
Robert ‘Bob” Goalby, 92, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, March 14, 1929, in Belleville, IL, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022 in Belleville, IL.
Bob graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1947 and became a Professional Golfer in 1956. During his career he won 11 PGA Tour events; the most prestigious being the 1968 Masters. He later became an analyst for NBC Sports and designed many golf courses. Bob dedicated his life to the growth of sports throughout the country and especially the Belleville area.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: George and Helen, nee Towers, Goalby
Surviving are his:
- Wife: Arlene Goalby
- Kye (Paige) Goalby of St. Louis, MO
- Kelly (Julia) Goalby of St. Simons Island, GA
- Kevin Goalby of St. Louis, MO
- Robert II
- Step children
- Kathy (Keith) Lance of St. James, NC
- Steve (Terri) Abeln) of Sebastian, FL
- Ann (Dennis) Nadler of O’Fallon, IL
- Sister: Shirley Haas of Belleville, IL
- Niece: Cindy (Joe) May
- Jay (Jan) Haas
- Jerry (Elizabeth) Haas
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Turf For The Teams, 920 N. Illinois, Belleville, IL 62221 www.turffortheteams.org
Services will be scheduled at a later date.