BELLVILLE — Robert P. “Bob” Carlin, 88, of Leedy Road, Bellville, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in the Palliative Care Unit at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, following an extended illness.
Bob was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Knox County to Robert Jay Carlin and Ethlyn (Burgholder) Carlin. He grew up in Waterford and helped at the family store. He played basketball for the Fredericktown High School; and after the war, he played fast-pitch softball. Bob served with the U.S. Army Air Force in China during World War II, earning the rank of staff sergeant. After his service to his country, Bob took courses in agriculture at Mount Vernon under the GI Bill and purchased a farm in southern Richland County. Bob and his family continued to raise animals and growing crops until his declining health. Bob enjoyed the time he spent with his grandsons helping them with their 4-H and FFA projects.
He retired as a Supervisor of Contracts for the Hartman Electric Manufacturing in Mansfield, retiring in February 1989 with 33 years of faithful service. During those 33 years at Hartman, he earned perfect attendance awards. Bob was a member of the Waterford Church of Christ and the Irvin Hiskey Post 535 of American Legion in Bellville for 65 years. He had been an active member of a weekly bowling league at Trio Lanes in Fredericktown.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Marjorie I. (Snow) Carlin; daughter, Debra Carlin of Bellville; son, Robert (Diana) Carlin of Bellville; grandchildren, Joel Carlin and Zac Carlin; and his sister, Anita Linn of Midlothian, Va.
Besides his parents Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Carlin.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 E. College St., Fredericktown. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Troy Northrup officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery, Johnsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson Township-Bellville Fire Department.
To send a private online condolence to the family, visit http://www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
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