Robert E. High
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Robert E. "Bob" High, 54, of Indianapolis, formerly of Lafayette, died in his Indianapolis home Monday, June 10, 2013. Born April 19, 1959 in Lafayette, he was the son of N. Eugene "Gene" and Nancy (Verplank) High of West Lafayette. Bob was raised in the Lafayette community, graduating in 1977 from Harrison High School. He went on to graduate in 1981 from Purdue University and went to gemology school to become a Registered Gemologist. Bob had worked in the jewelry department for the former Lazarus Department Store at Castleton Square in Indianapolis and at various Kay's Jewelry stores in the Indianapolis area. For the past 35 years, Bob had worked for Jared's Diamond Galleria of Jewelry at Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis becoming the Inventory Control Manager.
Bob was a former member of the Elmwood Avenue Church of Christ and formerly volunteered with the Golden Gloves boxing program in Indianapolis. He enjoyed fishing, scuba diving, and spending time on Lake Shafer at the family cottage with friends and family.
Surviving with his parents, N. Eugene "Gene" and Nancy High of West Lafayette, is one brother, Steve High of West Lafayette, two nephews, Sean and Ryan High, his uncles and aunts, Robert E. "Bob" and Marcella Verplank of West Lafayette, M. Vernell and Pete Swank of Lafayette, and Alice Louise Huddleston of Clarks Hill, and numerous cousins. Visitation one hour prior to the service 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home with Pastor Gilbert Kerrigan officiating. Burial to follow at Spring Vale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Elmwood Avenue Church of Christ. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Published in the Journal & Courier from June 11 to June 12, 2013