Robert Lee “Bob” Bacon, age 87, a resident of Garden City, KS since 1964, died Dec. 5, 2019. He was born on Sept. 30, 1932 the only child of Albert “Lee” Leland and Rosaline Knaak, Bacon in McPherson, KS. 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 and husband Scott of Frisco, TX, Valerie Lee Piccone and husband Tony of Garden City, KS, and Bryan Layne Bacon and wife Christy of Kimberly, ID; twelve grandchildren, Tony Ornelas, III and wife Tara, Zach Sanem and wife Stefanie, Lissa Taylor and husband Chad, Tiffany Ornelas and husband 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 am 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 email@example.com through PayPal or mail checks to: The Church, 1708 Heyburn Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301. Condolences may be posted for the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.