Obituary photo of Robert Horton, Toledo-OH
In Loving Memory of

Robert J. "Bob" Horton

1949 - 2022
Obituary photo of Robert Horton, Toledo-OH
In Loving Memory of

Robert J. "Bob" Horton

1949 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
3655 King Rd
Toledo, OH  43617
419-392-9500
Service:
Friday, September 30, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery
Newcomer - Southwest Chapel (419-381-1900) is assisting the family
Robert J. "Bob" Horton Life story video
Robert J. "Bob" Horton, age 73, a lifelong resident of Toledo, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022, surrounded by his family at Bay Park Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. He was born September 11, 1949, in Toledo and was soon adopted by Harry and Sylvia (Hickman) Horton. Bob graduated from Whitmer High School, Class of 1967. Shortly after high school, he enlisted in the US Navy proudly serving his country on the USSFD Roosevelt during the Vietnam War in Cuba and Hawaii. After 6 years in the Navy and the Navy Reserves, Bob returned to Toledo where he continued working in the Retail Food Industry. He worked for the former A&P, Joseph's, Cash & Carry and Foodtown Grocery Stores and the current Kroger's Grocery Store where he was a Night Stock Manager, retiring after 39 years.

In his younger years Bob enjoyed playing baseball and he continued playing with a City League for close to 12 years. He also enjoyed coaching his daughter’s youth ball teams. Bob was also an avid bowler. He had a passion for music and showed a musical talent playing the guitar. One of his all-time favorite artists was Elvis Presley.

Family was important to Bob, and he treasured the time he was able to spend with them, especially his children and grandchildren, whether it was going to their T-ball, basketball, softball or volleyball games. If he could make it, he would. There were also many years of Holiday celebrations and Birthdays that were all special events filled with love, laughter and of course 100's of funny stories. His sense of humor was appreciated by everyone, but the rule was to not let him answer the phone ... because you never knew what he was going to say to the caller at the other end of the line.

Traveling was also something Bob loved to do. There were many trips to exciting places like, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Hawaii, Maryland, Oklahoma, Florida and the Bahama's. A great time was always had by all. He was known for his interest in NASCAR, Kyle Busch was his favorite, and we can't forget his enthusiasm for The Ohio State Buckeyes. One of his other favorite activities was going to the casinos in Windsor and Toledo.

In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his brothers, Sonny and Jerry Horton and mother-in-law, Carol Hibbs. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Tammy J. Horton; children, Tammy (Mike) Kennelly, Bobby Joe (Joe) Moore, April Horton, Joseph (fiancé, Katelin) Watkins and Coleeta (Nick) Smith; grandchildren, Micheal Kennelly, Joseph Kennelly, Justin (Brittany) Polek, Kayley (Jake) Wharton, Emily (Dustin) Graham, Tim Moore, Caleb Guest, Riley Morgan Watkins, Phoenix Smith, Mina Smith and Lucian Smith; great grandchildren, Emmitt Polek and Layla Wharton; brother, Ralph (Kathy) Horton; former wife, Deborah Horton; extended family and dear friends and fur-baby, Remy his chocolate lab.

The family will receive guests Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home, West Sylvania Chapel, 3655 King Road (419-392-9500). Funeral Services will be Friday at 12:00 pm. at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, 4210 West Central Ave. Toledo.Officiant Pastor Lester Guest. Military Honors will be presented by the United States Navy.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, the Toledo Lucas County Humane Society or to a Veteran's Organization of your choice in Bob's memory.

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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
3655 King Rd
Toledo, OH  43617
419-392-9500
Service:
Friday, September 30, 2022 at 12:00pm
Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery
Newcomer - Southwest Chapel (419-381-1900) is assisting the family

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