Robert L. Pulley Sr.

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Robert L. Pulley Sr., 80, of Belleville, IL, born July 2, 1940, in East St. Louis, IL, died Friday, February 5, 2021, at Four Fountains Convalescent Center, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Pulley owned and operated C & R Locksmith for 26 years.  He later drove a school bus for 12 years and loved to work on cars. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Carol Ann, nee Stuempler, Pulley, whom he married on November 2, 1963, and who died on February 11, 2017; a grandson, Jeremy Morris; his parents, Louis Lee Jr. and Ora Frances, nee Evans, Pulley; and a brother, Edward Pulley.

Surviving are three children, Bob Pulley of Belleville, IL, Elaine Morris of Belleville, IL, and Steven Pulley of Belleville, IL;
two grandchildren, Zachary Morris and Sarah (Jake) Kelly;
a great-granddaughter, Payton Kelly;
a brother, William Pulley;
nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to BJC Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

According to Robert’s wishes, cremation services were held.


3 Comments on Robert L. Pulley Sr.

Susan Smith Jackson said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM

If you are the Pulleys from 53rd. street in E. St. Louis, we were your next door neighbors...So sorry to hear of your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family members...God Bless

  • Louisville
  • Ky
Marty R. Pulley said : Guest Report Feb 08, 2021 at 1:50 PM

I am very sorry for my uncle Bob Pulley and all the family. My thoughts & prayers to all. A great man, my fathers Edward Pulley his bother. Marty Pulley & family

  • Edmond
  • ok
Dianne Birk said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2021 at 5:22 PM

So sorry to hear about your dads' passing. Steve i went to St Mary's grade school with you

  • Swansea
  • Illinois

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