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Robert "Bob" Kunkle
September 10, 1928 ~ October 31, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Robert “Bob” Kunkle, age 95, a resident of rural Portland, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at The Gardens of St. Henry in Ohio.
Bob was born on September 10, 1928, in Madison Township, Jay County, the son of Merle and Hazel (Greaf) Kunkle. He graduated from Madison Township School in 1946 and was a lifelong farmer in Noble Township and retired from Union City Body Company. He was a member of Salamonia Christian Church and West Walnut Church of Christ in Portland. He served on the Salamonia Cemetery Board and the committee to restore the Salamonia School House into the Salamonia Community Building. Bob married Inez Matchett on November 27, 1948 and she passed away on July 31, 2011.
His children: Dick Kunkle (wife Frankie) – Portland, Indiana
Jeff Kunkle (wife Rosie) – Portland, Indiana
5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Emerson Kunkle.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Pastors Bruce Phillips and Gil Alicea will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Salamonia Cemetery in Salamonia, Indiana.
Memorials may be directed towards EverHeart Hospice or West Walnut Street Church of Christ.