CUYAHOGA FALLS - Robert William Colvin I, went to his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born June 17th, 1927. Bob is preceded in death by his father, Elza Griffith Colvin and mother, Jessie Bartlett. He also will reunite with brother-in-law, Lonnie Massey, sons-in-law, Earl Thomas Worthington, and Walter Dailey.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Eloise Massey Colvin. Also survived by sons, Robert W. Colvin II and Myong, James G. Colvin, Richard E. Colvin and Kimberly, and daughter Claudia E. Cheatwood and Donnie and sister-in-law, Joyce Massey. Also, Bob is survived by grandchildren, Jennifer Katherine Wilkins and John, Daniel Colvin, Rhiannon Lee Campos and Frankie, Walter Dailey; and Morgan Davis. Great-grandchildren are Megan Wilkins, Tristan Wilkins, and Hala Campos.
Bob served his country proudly during WWII in the U.S. Coast Guard serving in both European and Asian theatres. He returned from the war to finish high school at Springfield High School and acquired a trade school diploma.
Bob worked 43 years for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., where he traveled the world extensively for the Project Engineering Dept. He later returned to some of his favorite assignment countries to vacation with wife Eloise.
Later he and Eloise retired and traveled the country in their recreational vehicle and eventually settled to spend their winters in North Ft. Myers for more than 25 years. There they made many friends from many locations. Bob loved to golf and spent several years working at Brandywine Golf Course in Peninsula.
A true friend to many and lived with the philosophy that any job, task or project worth doing was worth doing correctly. His struggles with health issues finally took him from us but his strength and spirit will remain with us always.
God Bless You Bob. Rest in peace our son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at later date.
Services entrusted to Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-928-2147.