Bob Huey was born on Oct. 11, 1966 in Lima, Ohio. He graduated in 1985 from Apollo Vocational and immediately joined the Army. He served as a mechanic in Fort Knox and in Germany. When he returned from service, he began civilian life as a truck driver and a mechanic. In 1994 he met the love of his life, Nancy, and moved to Clyde, Ohio to start a life with her. Over the last 27 years they raised 3 boys, Jeff, Nick, and Levi in their little house on 213. They would joke that the only thing they had ever agreed on was getting married. Bob played basketball in the winter and softball in the summer for a bit. Until the boys got old enough for Scouts. Then he jumped into Scouts with both feet. He became Scout Master of Troop 359 for several years, and was very proud of his boys. Many boys built derby cars, regatta boats or finished other projects on the Huey dining room table. He had infinite patience when showing the boys how to be a good scout. He taught them that they could cook anything over an open fire. That appearance and first impressions really mattered, and that duty, honor and loyalty were more than just words. Besides Scouts, Bob was also involved in his boys 4H. He ran Demolition Derby’s and took great pride in how fast his boys could strip a car. Haha. He would get a bushel basket of paint and he would have a paint day at the house. Any kid who wanted to could help paint the car. He enjoyed Derby’s in 3 Counties for several years, until he injured his neck and back and his doctor made him stop. After that he submerged himself in the kids’ activities and work. He worked all the time, Bob was a truck driver for Style Crest and a parts specialist for AutoZone when he died, he also worked as a mechanic. On weekends he liked to go to the races, out to eat, out to listen to a good band or just out for a drive. There were years of baseball and football. Kids concerts and plays. Rabbit shows and building hutches. Sitting on the porch talking to the wife while she worked in her flowers. Taking in stray animals, stray kids and letting them know he cared about them. He liked to be all bluster, but under that loud obnoxious shell beat the heart of a marshmallow. He may swear that not one more stray was coming into the house, but you give him any tiny helpless baby and he would melt. Bob was larger than life. He was an original. There was the rest of the world, and then there was Bob. He was a loving, devoted and dedicated man. He put his wife and boys as first priority, in all things.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 1 p.m. until a memorial service begins at 5 p.m. at Foos Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 504 E. McPherson Highway, Clyde.
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