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Robert L. Birchfield
Robert L. BirchfieldPepsi logoRobert L. Birchfield, 88 of Prospect, died Sunday evening September 18, 2022 at the Marion General Hospital.

He was born January 5, 1934 in Bucyrus to the late Orie and Marietta (Zieg) Birchfield. He was also preceded in death by is first wife, Laura Grace (Roller) Birchfield, they were married July 19, 1952 in Rockford and she died June 2, 1989. he was also predeceased by a son, Robert D. Good and siblings, Bud Birchfield and Betty Miller.

Bob was a 1953 graduate of the Prospect High School. He started his working career having a milk route for the former Islay Company. He finished his career at Pepsi-Cola as a manager.

In his younger days, Bob had coached Little League Baseball and was a Webelo leader in Prospect. When he married Carol, they enjoyed traveling around the U.S.  He had attended
the Waldo United Methodist Church. It also could be said that Bob might have had a sweet tooth.

Surviving is his wife, Carol (Middlemiss) Birchfield, they were married July 25, 1990 at the Prospect UMC. Also surviving are his children, Sheila Marie “Sherry” (Dwight) Stewart of Zanesville, David (Teri) Birchfield of Marion, Jeff (Debbie) Good of Prospect and James (Kay) Good of Loris, South Carolina
Grandchildren, Luke (Jen), Matt and Dan Imlay, Kristin Stewart Harris, Jason Stewart, Jason (Andrea) Birchfield, Kim (Ben) Coffey, Spencer Birchfield, Lacey (Ryan) Hendrix, Cory (Diana) Valentine, Courtney Good, Ashley (James) Mannier, Tony (Maggie) Good, Ryan Good and Kayla (Dustin) Moore
23 great grandchildren
Brother, Jerry (Nancy) Birchfield of Parma and sister-in-law, Nancy Birchfield of Marion

Funeral Services will be held Friday September 23, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Waldo United Methodist Church, Pastor Gerald Frazee will officiate. Burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Battle Run Fire Dept. at PO Box 241, Prospect, OH 43342, or the Prospect Park at PO Box 426 Prospect, Ohio 43342

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#1 from: Wendy, Lorie, Quinny, Elle and Mimi
Granville, OH
Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 7:27 PM

We are heartbroken. So many good memories of walking over to Bob and Carol’s house when we were neighbors. (It always included saying hello to Bob and Barney).
We are thinking of you and hope you find peace in this difficult time.
Wendy and the girls.

#2 from: Charma Fultz
Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 9:12 PM

Carol and family, we are so sorry for your loss.r
   Our prayers are with your
     Ron and Charm

#3 from: Linda Spears
Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 9:56 AM

I remember him as the best dad in the world to me and my brother craig and the worlds greatest grandpa to my children laura and nick .We would always try to come see him on the 4th of july should have visited alot more.Love you daddy R.I.P.

#4 from: David Brownstead
San Diego
Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 11:40 AM

Sherry,  I'm so very sorry at the loss of your dad. It seemed like he would simply live forever.  My memories of him go back to Lee's house to the late 60s and early 70s. I remember him cracking jokes at us.  Again, in really sorry he's gone. David

#5 from: Gary G Mannasmith
5922 Stuckey road, Creston,oh 44217
Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 2:21 PM

I was friends with Bob  many years ago, actually about 1978, he convinced me to accept a promotion into management. We had lots of good conversations and I don’t think Bob ever knew a stranger.
Rest In Peace old friend.

#6 from: Doug McFarlan
Chatham, IL
Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 4:17 PM

Dave, Teri, Sherry, Carol and families: I was saddened to learn of Bob's passing. He and Laura were two of the kindest people I have known my whole life. They welcomed me into their home as my home throughout my childhood and high school years.  It would be impossible to have better or fonder memories from my youth than the Birchfield family. Rest in peace, Bob. You were a kind and decent man. Your only great mistake in life was giving me one of my first summer jobs while in college driving a Pepsi route. I could not have been more ill-qualified, but Bob was patient with me, and that summer is among favorite memories from my years in Prospect. Love, Mac/Doug

#7 from: Frank & Judy Himler
Cardington, Ohio
Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 4:18 PM

So glad Frank stopped by to see him recently. We send our prayers and sympathy to Carol and the family. We will be out of state at the time of his calling hours and funeral, but our thoughts are with you.

#8 from: Douglas R McFarlan
Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 4:25 PM

Dave, Teri, Sherry, Carol and families: I was saddened to learn of Bob's passing. He and Laura were so kind to me throughout my youth and college years and always welcomed me into their home as if it were mine. I couldn't have better or fonder memories from my youth than the Birchfield family. Rest in peace, Bob, you were a kind and decent man. Your only miscue was giving me one of my first summer jobs while in college driving a Pepsi route.  I could not have been more ill-qualified. But you were patient with me, and we made it through the summer without burning down the franchise.

#9 from: Lowell J Sansone
Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 5:45 PM

Carol,I am so sorry to see that Bob has passed.He was a great guy and you 2 made such a good couple.My sincerest condolences to you and the rest of his family.May he rest in peace

#10 from: John and Kay Coder
Marion ohio
Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 6:22 PM

Carol and family our sympathy goes out to you and your family.Thinking of you it this very difficult time

#11 from: Bill & Sue Rudy
Delaware, Oh
Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 8:41 PM

Carol and Family:  We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. What a fine gentleman. Know that we will keep you close in both our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.  May God grant you both
strength and comfort in the coming days.

#12 from: John and Kay Coder
Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 8:07 AM

Carol,we are sorry for you and your family. Remembering you in prayer.

#13 from: Paula Aparis
Epworth UMC
Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 9:01 AM

Am so sorry to read of Bob's passing.  You are in my
prayers.  I  got to know Bob on the trip to Cambridge.  Such a wonderful spirit and sense of humor.  

#14 from: JJ and Lisa Appelfeller
Fort Worth, TX
Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 9:48 AM

Sherry and all of the Birchfield family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. I remember him as a kind, gentle and funny guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this tough time.

JJ & Lisa

#15 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West  AZ 
Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 12:26 PM

My heartfelt sympathy to all the family as you mourn the loss of Bob. May your memories be held forever in your hearts.

#16 from: Rita Rubeck Parker
Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 1:05 PM

Carol - we were so sorry to learn of Bob's passing.  We always enjoyed talking with you and Bob in Kelly's Kitchen.  Never forget the good times you shared together.  Sincerely, Fred and Rita Parker

#17 from: Carole Krouse
Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 2:25 PM

Carol - I am so sorry for your loss.  I will be praying for you and the family.

#18 from: Carroll Bosse
Worthington, OH
Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 3:34 PM

Carol Ann and family, I am so very sorry of Bob’s passing.  He was a fun guy and always a kind word to say.  My prayers and condolences to you and family.

#19 from: Brent Harper
Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 9:29 PM

My Condolences go out to Jeff and Jamie as well as the entire Birchfield family.
The lose of a Family member is always tough.
But, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this troubling time.
Your life long friend
Brent Harper and Family

#20 from: MIKE and WENDY SISSON
Sun, Sep 25, 2022 at 12:52 PM

Carol and family
Our deepest sympathy for the loss dear Bob. May the Lord fill your hearts with peace and wonderful memories.

#21 from: Anna K Roller
Fri, Oct 14, 2022 at 10:56 PM

It's so difficult being so far away when family is in need.  I wish I could be there hugging all of you and paying my respects to Uncle Bob.  I had such wonderful memories of Uncle Bob.  The two that stand out most are 1.  as a kid who was not aloud to drink soda pop, coming home to Ohio and hanging with the Pepsi man was amazing!!!!  2.  Uncle Bob flexing his bicep and me hanging and swinging from it like it was nothing.  It was extremely impressive.  Uncle Bob was one of the good guys, a man who taught those around him what it means to be a good man.  I love you Uncle Bob, I'm happy you are finally with Aunt Laura again.  Rest in peace.

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