Life Story for Robert Gayle "Bobby" Curlin
Mr. Robert Gayle "Bobby" Curlin, age 80, of Ripley, Ohio, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on May 22, 1937, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the son of the late, Ernest and Lydia R. (Washburn) Curlin. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana, where he attended high school. Bobby was united in marriage on October 19, 1973, in Newport, Kentucky, to the late, Fredia F. Shelton. Bobby and Fredia shared nearly 44 years of marriage together until Fredia passed away on July 17, 2017. Bobby was employed for Stone Belt Trucking in Shoals, Indiana. He was also employed as a bore mechanic machine operator for Ford Motor Company in Sharonville, Ohio for 13 years. He resided in Medora, Indiana, for 15 years, Vevay, Indiana community and the Ripley, Ohio community. Bobby was a member of the Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM, Sons of the American Legion Post #185 and attended the Fredonia Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana. Bobby enjoyed being a truck driver for 22 years and will be remembered for his love of gardening, fishing, hunting and the outdoors. Bobby passed away at 4:10 p.m., Sunday, February 4, 2018, at the Ohio Valley Manor in Ripley, Ohio.
Bobby will be missed by his daughters, Alice Welti and her husband: Don of Milan, IN and Lydia Burger and her husband: Daniel Scott of Valparaiso, FL; his sons, Alvin Robert Curlin and his wife: Connie of New Richmond, OH and Adrian Gayle Curlin and his wife: Robin of Hamilton, OH; his step-daughter, Jo Ann Blevins of Columbus, IN; his step-son, John Eric Klimczewki of Vevay, IN; his 8-grandchildren; his 4-step-grandchildren; his 5-great-grandchildren; his 4-step-great-grandchildren; his brother, Paul Curlin and his wife: Beverly of Vevay, IN; his sister, Frances Houze and her husband: John of Aurora, IN and his several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Lydia R. (Washburn) Curlin; his wife, Fredia F. (Shelton) Curlin, died July 17, 2017; his step-daughter, Kim Foutch; his granddaughter, Brooke Curlin; his brothers, Blanton, Courtland, James, Charles, J.T., Russell, Dilver and Wilbur Curlin and his sisters, Daisy Curlin, Laura Jean Kennedy, Ann Crow and Ernestine Lakes.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Wayne Daugherty at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Fredonia Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Masonic Services will be conducted by the Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fredonia Baptist Church or Fredonia Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home.