Orrville — Robert Lynn “Bob” Daniel, age 79, of Orrville, walked into his Savior Jesus’ arms on Monday, November 2, 2020, after a six year battle with cancer and not able to walk for five months.
Bob was born on May 13, 1941, in Beckley, West Virginia, to Robert and Annabelle (Treadway) Daniel, graduated from Point Pleasant (WV) High School in 1960, and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. He married Jean Louise (nee: Deibler) Sears on May 3, 1975, in Orrville, and she survives him.
He worked as a maintenance man for Orrville Utilities in the Power Plant for 30 years, retiring in 1997. He later worked for NAPA Auto Parts in Orrville for 20 years in his “retirement”.
Bob enjoyed walking, yard work, working on cars, and trips to the casino. He loved traveling with his wife and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Jean, he is survived by four children, Debra Fridley of Orrville, Gary (Kathie) Sears of Myrtle Beach, SC, Carolyn (Christopher) Bishop of Orrville, and Brian Sears of Orrville; six grandchildren, Darrel “Keith Kennedy” (Kara O’Neil) Wallace, Duane (Tiffany) Wallace, Amber Copley, Jamie Sears, Courtney (Andrew) Miller, and Casey (B.J.) McGrew; ten great grandchildren, Jaydon Clark, Bailey Wallace, Olivia Vinka, Landon Wallace, Ella Wallace, Drew Miller, Jase McGrew, Kennedy Miller, Vincent Vinka, and Josephine McGrew; brother, Billy (Maryann) Daniel of Point Pleasant, WV; two sisters, Janet (Gene) Johnson of Gallipolis and Linda (Ronie) Wheelerof Point Pleasant, WV; several nieces and nephews; and four good friends, Jerry Osburn, Dean Alexander, Scott Schrock, and Pat Martin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Nathan A. Sears.
Friends may call on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, at the funeral Home, with Pastor Ray Pfahler officiating. Burial will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, where military rites will be observed.
Visitors are asked to wear masks, practice social distancing, and adhere to the posted signs and spacing limitations. Seating may be limited.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, cancer.org.
Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.