Bobbie L. Boysel, 73, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 11:36 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012 at his home. He was born in Pickaway County, Ohio on May 4, 1939 to the late George W. and Sara Davidson Boysel. On September 13, 1958 he married the former Dorothy Ruth Spires and she survives.
He is also survived by his four children, Anita (Ralph Herbert, Jr.) Ricketts of Bellefontaine, Douglas (Lisa) Boysel of Hebron, Barbara (Jeffrey) Klinger of Rushsylvania, and Robert (Mary) Boysel of Bellefontaine; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer (Bill) Stanley, Justin Boysel, Amanda Ricketts, Ashleigh Klinger, Brandon Boysel, Cory Klinger, Kristina Boysel, Audrey Boysel, Allison Boysel, and Shannon Boysel; two step-grandchildren, Lacey Mack and Lukas Harlan; three great grandchildren, Gavin Stanley, Mason Stanley, and Ellianna Boysel; a sister, Frances Gilbert of Bellefontaine; special friends, Don & Nancy Mobley; Crew Sheeley and his mother Kristen Sheeley and current and former members of the Logan County Sheriff's Office. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Martha Davis, Mary Saxour, Betty Roberts, and his infant twin sister Barbara; and three brothers, Oscar, George, Jr., and Leonard Boysel.
Bob retired from the Logan County Sheriff's Office where he worked from 1982 to 2001. In addition to farming, he was previously employed at Bastian Funeral Home, Ashville IGA Market, Reynolds Aluminum, Super Foods, Logan County Municipal Court Bailiff, Logan County Maintenance as well as Ashville, Ohio volunteer fire and police departments.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching football and NASCAR, helping others, and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bellefontaine with Pastor Jeffory Willetts officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 18th from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty.
Memorial contribution may be made in Bob’s memory to Universal Home Health & Hospice Care or the Fraternal Order of Police, Hi-Point Lodge 60 Scholarship Fund.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
Condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.