Robert F. Pence, 80, of Huntsville, OH, passed away Wednesday evening, March 13, 2013 at his home.
Robert was born on January 5, 1933 in Goshen Twp, Auglaize Co, OH to the late Herbert T. & Pauline H. McClellan Pence. On April 17, 1960, he married the former Shirley C. Saltz at the North Greenfield Methodist Church and she survives.
He is also survived by three sons, Michael E. (Karen) Pence of Lakeview, OH, Kevin S. Pence of Pawhuska, OK, and Darrin J. (Kristal) Pence of Bellefontaine, OH, three grandchildren, Austin Pence, Katlyn Pence, and Chase Pence, three step grandchildren, Tina Futrell, Tracy Futrell, and Diana Futrell, and five step-great grandchildren, Michael Futrell, Makalia Futrell, Sage Futrell, Emily Beach, and Kali McLin, brother, Myron Eugene (Pat) Pence of Columbus, OH and a sister, Judith K. (Don) Muchmore of West Jefferson, OH.
Robert was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Huntsville Presbyterian Church in Huntsville and VFW Post #8832 in Roundhead, OH. He owned and operated Gillen Garage near Huntsville and worked at Earl W. Miller and Westinghouse in Bellefontaine. He retired from Indian Lake Schools in 1998 after 18 years. He enjoyed working on small engines, working in the garden and yard work, and traveling. He loved being with his family and playing cards with his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 18, 2013 at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview with visitation being Sunday, March 17th from 2-5 pm at the funeral home. Burial is in Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty, OH.
Memorial contributions may be given in his name to Universal Hospice Care, 701 S. Main Street, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at www.shoffstallfuneralhome.com.