Robert Emerson LeBeau III, 42, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.
Bobby was born Aug. 2, 1971 in Columbus, Ohio, to Robert and Sue LeBeau.
He graduated from London High School in London, Ohio in 1990 where he participated in the band, drama club and played on the golf team.
Bobby faced the constant battle of a life with schizophrenia, but thanks to his doctors' treatment, the love and support of family and friends, and, most especially, the incredible daily care of his devoted mother, he was able to enjoy a happy life.
He loved special times with family and friends. His favorite activities were attending Pittsburgh Steelers football games, Ohio State University football and basketball games, and high school football and basketball games. He followed the University of Oregon and Oregon State sports teams and enjoyed watching professional golf. In addition, Bobby treasured road trips with his parents, Rush concerts with his brother, fantasy football in the family league, and countless hours playing Scrabble. He looked forward every day to his walk and his mother's cooking.
Preceded in death by grandparents, Robert and Beulah LeBeau, and Louis and Martha Eckle; aunt, Nancy Golden; aunt, Phyllis LeBeau; and cousin, Lisa Kay LeBeau.
Survived by parents, Robert and Sue LeBeau; brothers, (Ronald) Scott LeBeau, Todd (Donna) LeBeau; sisters, Robin (James) Shumate, and Michelle (Kevin) Prenger; uncles, C. Richard (Nancy) LeBeau; Hugh (Nancy) Eckle; Frank Golden; aunt, Criss (Lynn) Wehr; many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Bobby will be dearly missed.
Friends are invited to call at the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 124 E. High St., London, from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. A funeral service will be celebrated at the First Presbyterian Church, 211 Garfield Ave., London, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. The Rev. Gordon Johnson will be officiating. Bobby will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Bobby's memory to Columbus Area Integrated Health Services Inc., 1515 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church.
Online condolences may be sent to Bobby's family at: www.rldfuneralhome.com.
Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home
124 East High Street London, OH 43140
Published in The Madison Press on Aug. 9, 2013