Robert “Bob” Wardlow, Jr., age 66, a resident of Portland, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Portland. He was a former resident of Richmond.
Bob was born on March 21, 1955, in Richmond, Indiana, the son of Robert Wardlow, Sr. and Nancy (Gray) Smith. He worked for J.M. Hutton Stamping in Richmond, Indiana. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Richmond, Indiana. Bob married Kathy Miller on May 25, 1974 and she passed away in 2010.
2 daughters: Angela Burkett (husband Keith) – Portland, Indiana
Lori Bailey (husband Mike) – Portland, Indiana
Grandchildren: Nichole Thompson (husband Brandon) – Dunkirk, Indiana
Kristy Foster – Celina, Ohio
Taylor Burkett – Richmond, Indiana
Ryan Burkett – Little Rock, Arkansas
William Petit – Celina, Ohio
Zoey Porter – Portland, Indiana
Great-grandchildren: Drayden Weaver-Foster, Riley Thompson, Myles Burkett, Emmett Neumeier
1 sister: Cynthia Breeden (husband David)
1 brother: Darren Smith (wife Kim)
He was preceded in death by his wife, mother and a sister.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Services to celebrate Bob’s life will follow at 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Ron Willis will officiate the service and burial will follow at New Liberty Cemetery in Lynn, Indiana.
Memorials may be directed towards Everheart Hospice.
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