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Richard Neil Bott

February 3, 1938 January 5, 2021
Richard Neil Bott
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Obituary for Richard Neil Bott

Edwards- Richard Neil Bott, a beloved husband, father and grandfather of Edwards, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Unity Point Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
Neil was born on February 3, 1938 in Kewanee, Illinois to Mae French Bott and Charles Bott. He moved to Peoria when he was 12 years old. As a very young man he learned to work hard and to take on whatever job was available to him. He carried this work ethic for the rest of his life, working up to three days before he died. Neil was employed in building and construction working for several building contractors in the Peoria and Chicago area. He eventually became a self-employed contractor. Neal was also self-employed in property development and management business.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Shirley Brockway Bott; one son Mike (Sue Hein) Bott; grandson Kevin (Brittany) Bott; three grandchildren: Carter, Christian and Camden Bott; one sister Harriet Brasher of Dunlap and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Neil’s son, grandson and grandchildren were the highlights of his life.
Neil was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
He attended Mt. Olive Missionary Church.
Graveside services were held, and there is no memorial service planned at this time.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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