Robert served his country in the U.S. Army as a tank mechanic. He married Violet Manuell in 1957 in Angola, IN, and together they raised 5 children. He was an avid hunter, golfer, and bowler, and adored spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Violet; 4 daughters and 1 son: Roberta, Robin, Rhonda, Richelle and Ron; 15 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Robert, Jr., 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
A private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be left at www.EstesLeadley.com.