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GREENVILLE - Robert Best, 85, of Greenville passed away on June 7, 2014 at Union City Care Center.

Robert was born on March 8, 1928 in Bradford, to the late Earl Best and Roy and Roma (Anderson) Heffner.

In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by two brothers, Lowell Best and Earl Best; a half sister, Mary Crawford; and step grandson, Kevin Banta (2003).

Robert served our country faithfully in the United States Army. He was a member of the Greenville VFW. Robert retired after driving truck 40 years - 20 of those were spent with the Carl Subler Trucking Company. After retiring, he owned and operated B & K Lawn Service. Robert really enjoyed woodworking and even had a workshop in his garage.

Robert is survived by his wife of 36 years, Betty (Pence) Best of Greenville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Denise Best of Arcanum, Ronnie and Jeannie Best of St. Paris, Ohio; two daughters and sons-in-law, TK and Jeff Riegle of Greenville and Bonita and Tom Schlechty of New Madison; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step daughters, Diana and Steven Banta of Greenville, (who had been his caregiver for the last 10 years) and Cathy Pence of Greenville; seven step grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside celebration of Robert's life will be held on Saturday, at 11 a.m. at Greenville Union Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Darke County Veterans Honor Guard. The family request memorial contributions be made to the or to the . Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Braund Pope Funeral Home - New Madison
215 E Washington Street P.O. Box 191
New Madison, OH 45346
(937) 996-1051
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Published in The Daily Advocate from June 9 to June 10, 2014
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