Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Former sheriff Robert Sullenbarger passes away at 71

Mr. Robert Dean Sullenbarger, age 71 of Union City, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday June 22, 2010 at 9:30 AM at his residence. He was born February 4, 1939 in Union City, Ohio the son of the late Robert and Mildred (Vanatta) Sullenbarger.

He served in the United State Air Force. He work for Mong Construction, for the Ohio State patrol for 9 years, Prosecutors investigator for 5 years, Sheriff of Darke County for 12 years, he also worked at Farm and Fleet, Fitzwater’s, Kinnisons, and GTI.

He was a member of the American Legion, 40 and 8 Voiture, Buckeye State Sheriffs Association-life member, Elks, NRA. He enjoyed trapshooting, fishing, boating, and was a fan of John Wayne, NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Brother: Nolan Sullenbarger.

He is survived by his wife: Rita (Anderson) Sullenbarger of Union City, Ohio whom he married June 22, 1973; Son & daughter in law: David and Angela Sullenbarger of Texas, Grandson: Nicholas; Granddaughters: Donie and Zoie; 3 devoted dogs; Brother and sister in law: Dan & Paula Bubemyre of Hamilton, Ohio; Brother in law & spouse: Charles and Penny Anderson of Eaton, Ohio; Sister in law: Bonnie Watkins of Eaton, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be held on Monday June 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will follow in Union City Cemetery, Union City, Indiana. Family will receive friends from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday June 27, 2010 at the funeral home. Full military services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be given to Fraternal Order of Police or Buckeye State Sheriffs Association.

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