Memorial service for the Rev. Robert David “Bob” Chew Sr. of Seymour were held Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at the Seymour Church of the Nazarene, located at 354 North Main Street in Seymour.
Mr. Chew, 88, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.
He was born on April 3, 1932.
The Rev. Robert D. Chew, known to many as “Pastor Bob,” actively preached the gospel and sang praises until he was taken after contracting COVID-19.
He pastored Nazarene churches in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. His pastoral service spanned more than six decades, ministering to thousands in both worship and song.
In his retirement, he continued faithfully ministering in the communities where he lived in Illinois and Missouri.
In Seymour, he was the chaplain for the Seymour Board of Aldermen. He also led the community’s “National Day Of Prayer” ceremonies, expanding the event greatly during his tenure as the event’s organizer.