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June 5, 2020

4/8/2020 11:47:00 AM
Robert Lee "Robbie" Amos, 66, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home

Robert Lee "Robbie" Amos, 66, of Columbus died at 9:18 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020, at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis.

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date at St. Peter's Lutheran Church with inurnment of cremains at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh with full military honors and last call by Bartholomew County and Jennings County Sheriff's Departments. Arrangements were provided by Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Amos was a 1972 graduate of Leelanau School in Glen Arbor, Michigan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard and had served in several capacities for the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department for 38.5 years. He then worked for the Jennings County Sheriff's Department as a registrar. He served as an instructor at I.L.E.A. (Indiana Law Enforcement Academy) where he was an expert at both driving and shooting a gun. He taught E.V.O.C. (Emergency Vehicle Operations) and advanced E.V.O.C. and was an expert marksman and firearms instructor. Mr. Amos also taught how to assess that someone might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol as well as being a scuba diver and working with the search and rescue team. He had also been a Mason and enjoyed cooking the St. Peter's Christmas Day dinner for many years.

Born September 27, 1953, Mr. Amos was the son of Maurice "Dale" and Anne Amos of Edinburgh. He married Hallie Jo DeBell January 1, 2009, and she survives.

Survivors include his wife; children, Jeremy (Christine) Amos of Mooresville, Nichole (Benjamin) Scott of Hope, and Chris (Gwin) Amos of Columbus; stepchildren, Casey Ashton of Toronto, Canada and Caitlyn Douglas of Columbus; sisters, Jackie Amos-Bowen and Debbie Amos-Cook, both of Elk Rapids, Michigan, Sandy Amos-Freeman of Northbrook, Illinois, and Connie Amos-Carpenter of Des Plaines, Illinois; and grandchildren, Cameron and Carter Scott, Justin, Cody, and Darian Amos, and granddaughters, Amelia and Grayce Douglas.

Mr. Amos was preceded in death by his parents.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.

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