Robert E. “Bob” Crockett, 81, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Campbell House in Bellefontaine. He was born in Green Castle, Indiana on November 29, 1932 to the late John and Lora Mae (Tedder) Crockett. On December 31, 1956 he married the former Lanetta Hollstein in Angola, Indiana and she survives.
He is also survived by his two sons David (Sherri) Crockett of Bellefontaine and Darrell (Kris) Crockett of Lewistown; four grandchildren Andrew, Nickolas, Kurttis and Kassidy Crockett; a brother Paul Crockett of Marysville; brothers and sisters-in-law Phil and Sandra Siegel of Michigan and Keith and Gay Hollstein of Tennessee; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother Wayne Crockett.
A farmer, Robert was 1952 graduate of Florence-Edon High School. He served in the U.S. Army from August 24, 1954 to August 15, 1956, during which time he earned the Army of Occupation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Charles R. Collins Post #381 American Legion in Huntsville. Robert enjoyed attending auctions and watching his grandkids play sports.
Pastor Ken Barton will officiate a funeral service at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes Street, DeGraff, Ohio. Visitation will be Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff with military rites by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Logan County Veteran’s Honor Guard or the Lewistown-Trinity United Methodist Church.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.