A Celebration of Robert Andrew Alkire’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the First Christian Church, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Tom Cici officiating. Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Blurton Funeral Home Brown-Alkire Chapel. Masonic Service will be held at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Masonic Lodge or the GAO Grotto. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Bob’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.