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Robert W. Sixbey
Nov. 24, 1920 - Jan. 20, 2014
Mr. Robert Warren Sixbey, 93, Rochester died at 11:55 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at his residence.
On Nov. 24, 1920, in Madison, Bob was born a treasured son of Mark and Carrie (Wales) Sixbey. Growing up as one of five children, he shared his childhood with two sisters, Patsy and Donna, and two brothers, Dean and Joe. With great Indian pride in May of 1938, Bob graduated with his class from Kewanna High School.
On Dec. 28, 1940, in Frankfort, Bob married Doris M. Gilliland. Together they shared 63 years of life's adventures. Their union yielded two sons, Roger and Michael.
World War II raged and patriotism beckoned Bob. He answered the call and served our country with the U.S. Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Bob was honorably discharged on June 4, 1946. Some of his decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and a Bronze Service Star.
As a loyal and devoted employee of Exide Corporation in Logansport, Bob retired in 1987 after 27 years of service.
Doris and Bob enjoyed square dancing with Rochester's Swinging Dudes. Together they did custom upholstery for friends and special customers.
Bob was at home in his shop restoring vintage cars to show room quality. He looked forward to solving the worlds problems with his coffee table buddies each afternoon at McDonalds. Bob was hooked on the grilled chicken McWrap with ranch dressing. To relax he watched Andy Griffith and the Big Bang Theory.
Bob is survived by a son, Roger Sixbey, Orlando, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Karen Sixbey, Rochester; two grandchildren, Cassie Bennington and husband Michael and Shannon Sixbey and wife Tanya; sister, Patsy Evans, Kewanna; brother, Dr. Dean Sixbey and wife Midge, Chili; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Bob in death are his parents; wife Doris on June 13, 2003; son Michael Sixbey; sister Donna Leavell; and brother Joseph Sixbey.
A celebration of the life of Robert Warren Sixbey will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Teri White officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Fulton County Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honor's Team at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made to Bob's family at www.goodfamilyfh.com. Arrangements made by Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014
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I grew up with Roger, Mike and their dad. Was always in the garage shop welding or working on mechanics. He was a rock solid neighbor and his family was tops.
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