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Robert E. Willey
Robert E. WilleyNavyRobert E. Willey, 90 of Prospect, died Tuesday evening April 12, 2022 at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.

He was born April 25, 1931 in Morral to the late Otto and Margaret (Engle) Willey, he was also preceded in death by two brothers: Clyde and Vaughn Willey

Bob was retired from the Whirlpool Corp., working there over 35 yrs., as a Tool and Die Maker and Senior Maintenance Engineer. He served our country in the United States Navy.

Bob was very talented with his hands, he could make or repair just about anything. He was the go-to guy for all of the family when they needed something fixed.

He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, bowling, hunting and fishing on Lake Erie.

On December 22, 1949 in Kentucky, he married Carol (Edler) and she survives, also surviving are their children: Eric (Vickie) Willey of Prospect, Rick Willey of Prospect and Tessa (Roy Henderson) Willey of New Bloomington.
Six grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren

Private graveside services will be held at the Prospect Cemetery, Bob’s grandson, Pastor Jared Howard will officiate. Military Honors will be given by the Vietnam Veterans of America #1095.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Assn. 5455 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214 and/or the Union County Cancer Society 532 Fairwood Dr, Marysville, OH 43040

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect is assisting the family.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Marla Sager
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 1:24 PM

I am so very sorry to hear this news. Know that my thoughts are with you all ❤️


#2 from: Lannie Pollard
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 1:27 PM

Our sympathy is with you Carol & family at this time. Prayers for all.

#3 from: Bradley Thayer
Mesa, AZ
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 1:28 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss.  Bob was a good frien during our time at Whirlpool.  He will be missed!

#4 from: Erik and Cheryl Johnson
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 1:29 PM

Dear Eric, So very sorry to hear that your father has passed. Prayers are with you and your whole family.

#5 from: Chuck Dutton
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 1:54 PM

So sorry for your loss Eric,Rick,and Tessa.Prayers for comfort and peace to all.

#6 from: Jill Birt
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 1:56 PM

So sorry to hear of your Dad and Grandpa’s passing Tessa, Darren and Jared and families. Prayers for your peace and comfort they these next days, weeks and months. God bless.

#7 from: Dave/Deb Tevis Clayton
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Carol and extended families,
We were sad to hear about Bob. We lived close to you in the 80s, across from Ron and Sue Clevinger,  and went to school with Vickie.
May you have strength and love surround you during this time. Sending prayers. 🙏

#8 from: RC Edler
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 3:18 PM

Sorry for your loss, Prayers for the family.

#9 from: Linda (Rouse) Colbert
Boynton Beach, Florida
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 4:37 PM

Condolences to Aunt Carol and cousins Eric, Rick, Tessa and their families. Uncle Bob will be missed by family and friends.


#10 from: Jerry Moore
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 5:05 PM

So sorry for Bobs passing. He was a great and funny man.

#11 from: Chris Skinner
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 6:05 PM

My family loved Uncle Bob...no doubt my Dad was waiting, fishing pole in hand, to welcome him home.

#12 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West  AZ 
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 9:41 PM

Carol, Eric, Rick and Tessa,
I send my condolences to all of you. I remember Bob as a young man, home from the Navy. He was a jack of all trades and took pride doing it. I know you will miss him and I pray God will comfort you as you mourn his loss.

Pauline Daugherty Oehler

#13 from: Kathy Alexander
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 9:51 PM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
May Loving memories ease your loss and  bring you comfort  ❤️
Kathy  Kevin Kent Kirk and Kara Nicholas

#14 from: Gina ( Carey ) Greig
St. Louis
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 10:14 PM

Dear Eric and Vicki,  I want to send a heartfelt condolence from my dad, Skip Carey.  He and “Willie” worked together for several years at Whirlpool in the days.  He was a good friend to my dad. Our prayers are with your families.

#15 from: LeRoy Zent
Galion,  Ohio
Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 6:24 AM

Sorry for your loss,  Bob was a great guy and will be forever in our hearts.

#16 from: Roger & Phyllis Edler
Marion ohio
Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 8:28 AM

Carol & family sorry for your loss. Take care

#17 from: susan and jim fox
campbellton, frorida
Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 10:38 AM

may God bless your family in this time of sorrow.

#18 from: Gary Williamson
Big Island
Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 1:09 PM

I am so sad to hear of Bob's passing This world has lost a fine man. God never made a greater man. I will always miss you Bob, my friend for ever !!!

#19 from: Phil Whisenhunt ( philwhiz)
Tulsa, Owasso Whirlpool Plant
Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 4:21 PM

We in the tool room were glad to have Bob in our team when we got started producing ranges, 1996 was a lot better for us having Bob giving us his take on getting started in a brand new plant!
Prayers for all the family, God bless.

#20 from: Doug and Laura Fleming
Marion Ohio
Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 12:33 PM

Hugs and Prayers sent to All

#21 from: Lu Neely (Rouse)
Dana Point CA
Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 1:42 PM

My heartfelt condolences to the whole family!  Visiting with Uncle Bob, Aunt Carol & the cousins in my youth, bring back happy memories!  Love to All!

#22 from: Brian & LuAnn Swinehart
Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 4:52 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Always saw your Dad & Mom together, our deepest sympathies for all ❤️
                Brian & LuAnn Swinehart

#23 from: JJ and Lisa Appelfeller
Fort Worth, TX
Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 8:40 AM

Eric and the Willey family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father.

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