Robert Kress

PIQUA — Robert Kress, 90, of Piqua, peacefully went home to be with his Savior on May 10, 2017, at 6:29 p.m.

Born on June 22, 1926, Robert was the son of the late Walter C. and Marie (Blackburn) Kress.

He married Etta M. Willis on July 3, 1948, and she survives.

Together they raised three children, two of whom survive, Judy (Eric) Watson of Kincardine, Ontario, Canada and Phillip (Lois) Kress of Tipp City.

They also shared their home with several foster children and assisted others when in need. Bob was a devoted husband and a loving grandfather to five grandchildren, Aresia Watson, of Pensacola, Florida, Nathan (Wren) Watson, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Erika (Thor) Penrod, of Piqua, Timothy (Vanje) Watson, of Tiverton, Ontario, Canada, and Amaris (Blake) Ross, of Greenville, South Carolina; and five great grandchildren, Alonya, Bree, Caylie, Adelaide and Olivia.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Ron Kress, and his sister, Ruby Kress. He is now joyfully reunited with his family members and friends in heaven for all eternity.

He served his Lord faithfully at the former Piqua Missionary Church as minister of music, Sunday school teacher, board chairman, and in many other capacities as needed. He joined the U.S. Army during WWII and was stationed in the Philippines and Japan. He worked for B.F. Goodrich in Troy, retiring after nearly 40 years. He was also engaged in farming for 27 years near Fletcher.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main Street, Fletcher, Ohio, with the Rev. Eric Watson and the Rev. Lincoln Robinson co-officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial donation may be made to Miami Valley Women's Center, (MVWC) 2345 W. Stroop Road, Dayton, OH 45439-2005.

Condolences to the family may be sent to

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Suber-Shively Funeral Home
201 West Main Street
Fletcher, OH 45326
(937) 368-2212
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Published in Sidney Daily News from May 12 to May 13, 2017
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