Robert Lee “Bob” Bacon, 87, a resident of Garden City, KS since 1964, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.
He was born on September 30, 1932 the only child of Albert “Lee” Leland and Rosaline (Knaak) Bacon in McPherson, KS. He grew up and attended schools in McPherson, graduating from McPherson High School in 1951. Robert served the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954. He was stationed in Korea and Japan as a clerk in the medics. After returning home, he attended two and a half years at McPherson College and was owner/operator of McPherson Recreation Pool and Dominoes.
He retired from the State of Kansas as a weight officer and went on to drive a school bus and was security officer at Inland Container and Val-Agra. His hobbies were hunting, trap shooting, bowling, and playing snooker with his customized cue stick. He never knew a stranger. He loved giving people a hard time and joking. He was patient, loving, understanding, encouraging and the kindest soul. He loved God, his family and his beloved cats.
He is survived by: his 3 children and their spouses; Bobbie Lynn Sanem (Scott) of Frisco, TX, Valerie Lee Piccone (Tony) of Garden City, KS, and Bryan Layne Bacon (Christy) of Kimberly, ID; twelve grandchildren, Tony Ornelas, III (Tara), Zach Sanem (Stefanie), Lissa Taylor (Chad), Tiffany Ornelas (Ryan), Audrey Sanem, Alonna Sanem, Ashlynn Bacon, Aspen Bacon, Jonah Bacon, Eli Bacon, Kimberlee Bacon, and Brynna Piccone; five great-grandchildren, Triniti, Mia, Cami, Lathan, and Harlee; and three beloved cats; Sweetie, Honey, and Rosina.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
A graveside service, with military honors, will be held on Friday December 13, 2019, at 11 a.m. at McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, KS.
Memorial donations may be given to the Robert Bacon memorial fund c/o Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460. Donations can also be given for Arizona Navajo Missions and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org through PayPal or mail checks to: The Church, 1708 Heyburn Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301.