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Bob Reilly

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Bob Reilly passed away a little over 2 months ago, his very close friends have come together and are having an Irish Wake, in honor of Bob, it will be held at Tillman’s Restaurant from 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, June 19, 2016. (Cash bar) Tillman’s is at 1245 Monroe N.W. in Grand Rapids, it’s 1 block North of Leonard St.

Flintstones (1961) Driftwoods (1962) In Crowd, 4U and Him, Common People (8 years) Lucky Star, Natchez Trace, Dirk Rivers Band, Ronnie Fray, Horsefeather, Jerry Brown and Beyond, Freeflow, L.A. Salty Dog Recording Studio for 1 year, Shamrock Reunion Concert All Star Band (Bass, some vocals) (RIP April 15, 2016)

Bob Reilly at the Shamrock Reunion Concert - June 2013

Bob Reilly at the Shamrock Reunion Concert – June 2013

 

Bob Reilly Bobby Vogel Lori Reilly and Karen Vogel - what musicians do when they aren't playing.

Bob Reilly Bobby Vogel Lori Reilly and Karen Vogel – what musicians do when they aren’t playing.

This is Bob

Reilly playing bass and singing lead vocal to “Hey Bartender”. This is a “Live” recording of a concert with Jerry Brown and Beyond in 1997.

http://home9.bandcamp.com/track/hey-bartender

 

Robert “Bob” Reilly

Born in Lansing, MI on September 17, 1947

Departed on April 15, 2016 and resided in Greenbrier, TN

Robert “Bob” Reilly, age 68 of Greenbrier, TN and formerly of Michigan passed away April 15, 2016 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Bob was born in Lansing, Michigan on September 17, 1947 to the late William Joseph Reilly and Lucille Elizabeth Wallen Reilly. Music was an important part of Bob’s life from a young age. Raised by parents who were deaf, Bob never took his hearing and ear for music for granted. As a young man he spent many hours hanging out in Middleton’s Music, in fact he was there so much that the owner eventually offered him a job teaching music. Bob spent most of his life as a professional musician, playing with groups including: Flintstones, Driftwoods, In Crowd, 4U and Him, Common People, Lucky Star, Natchez Trace, Dirk Rivers Band, Ronnie Fray, Horsefeather, Jerry Brown and Beyond, Freeflow, L.A. Salty Dog Recording Studio, Shamrock Reunion Concert All Star Band and late in his life he reunited with many of his bandmates to be part of the Honky Tonk Hero Reunion. Following his long and successful music career, Bob worked as a battery technician in the Nashville area until retiring  in 2010. Over the years, Bob was a great friend to his neighbors in Greenbrier, TN and became the adopted grandpa to many children in the neighborhood. He loved getting together with his many friends, sitting in with bands from time to time, golfing and fishing. His generosity and kindness endeared him to everyone. Bob was more important to people than he may have known; Bob, we love you and will miss you. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Pat Cooper. He is survived by his longtime companion and wife of 32 years, Lori Reilly; her daughters, Brenda Nelson of St. Augustine, FL and Theresa (Edwin) Nelson-Hoskins of Hudsonville, MI; grandchildren, Steven, Michael, Stephanie and Thomas Wells; a niece Erin Cooper-Cohen; nephew, Robert Cooper and many lifelong friends and musicians. In accordance with his wishes, Bob was cremated. There are no services scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in honor of Bob. Arrangements Entrusted To: Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Springfield, TN (615)384-5437 www.springfieldfh.com

7 Responses to Bob Reilly

  1. Dale Thomas says:

    RIP Bob You will be missed!

  2. An Irish Wake, in honor of Bob Reilly, will be held at Tillman’s Restaurant from 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, June 19th. (Cash bar) Doug Taylor – Admin

  3. bob decocq says:

    i’m horribly saddened by the loss of my friend and fellow bass player Bob. I’m certain the world has lost a fine human being. condolences and prayers for Laurie

  4. bob decocq says:

    I am horribly saddened by the loss of my old friend and fellow bass player Bob. I’m certain the world has lost a fine human being. my prayers and condolences for Laurie.

  5. Walter Marshall says:

    Hey Bob this internet thing is great. I remember you from when I was younger learning how to play. Great to find sites like this where people are devoted to their music and can reminisce about the old days.

    Walter (The BassMan) Marshall

  6. bob decocq says:

    hello my old friend , hope you and lori are well. next time your home in sand lake stop by the house (still in the same place) would love to catch up on the past and have a drink or two. hope you still have the old jazz bass !!! ( i still want it ) keep in touch bob !

  7. Tony Jones says:

    That’s a great pick of Bob R. Never forget the cocktail!!

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