Robert V. Ireland
BAINBRIDGE — Robert Victor Ireland, 68, of Bainbridge, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 3, 2013, at his home.
Robert was born on Oct. 25, 1944, son of Geraldine (Manwarren) and the late Stanley Ireland in Sidney.
Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1966.
On Feb. 18, 1967, Bob was married to Marion Turnick in Sidney, sharing 46 years of love and happiness.
Bob was a dairy farmer, as well as the owner/operator of Robert Ireland Trucking since 1972.
He had a hammer collection like no other, many various sizes and for various uses. He had a gift for cobbling things together and could make something run that no one else could.
He affected many peoples’ lives. He left lasting impressions on people because, there was “only one Bob, there’ll never be another.”
Bob is survived by his wife, Marion Ireland, Bainbridge; son, Jason and Lisa Ireland, Havelock, N.C.; daughter, Jan Ireland and Rick Warner, Bainbridge; five grandchildren, Sherry Ireland, Robert K. Ireland, Jason D. Ireland, Hunter Warner and Raya Warner; his mother, Geraldine Ireland, Bainbridge; brother, Richard and Molly Ireland, Yuma, Ariz.; sister, Lois and Ronnie Dibble, Bainbridge; brother, David and Melody Ireland, Bainbridge; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends are invited to call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Ernie Varga, pastor, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in West Bainbridge Cemetery, West Bainbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.