Robert Eugene Provost, 70, of Battle Creek, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 2, 2020. He was born on January 10, 1949, the son of Eugene Edward Provost and Gwendolyn Marie (Nelson) Provost. Bob graduated in 1967 from Pennfield High School. He then went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972. Once returning home, Bob was employed at Kellogg for 32 years before his retirement in 2004, and was a member of the Kellogg 25 Year Club. Bob was a member of the Pennfield Assembly of God where he was a worship leader, Sunday School Superintendant, grounds keeper and a member of the church board. He later attended First Assembly of God in Battle Creek. Bob enjoyed fast cars, tinkering in the garage, yard work, flowering, reading and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Alice (Dufrene) Provost; two sons, Jason (Erin) Provost of Yorkville, IL and Nicholas (Elizabeth) Provost of Berwyn, IL; daughter, Shelly (Jason) Rinker of Portage, MI; six grandchildren, Kameron Rinker, Paige Rinker, Jackson Provost, Samuel Provost, Emma Provost and William Provost; father, Eugene (Sandra) Provost, two brothers, Richard (Linda) Provost and Gary (Marnita) Provost and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Gwendolyn Marie Provost.
The funeral service will be held at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, 375 W. Dickman Road, on Thursday, January 9, 2020, 12:00 pm. The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 am until the time of service. Interment will take place in the Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert' name may be made to: Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or Assemblies of God Missions,1445 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO 65802. Arrangements entrusted to Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service