Robert (Bob) Mutter, 81, passed away in his home at Crescent Beach on June 6, 2014. He was born in Mullens, W.Va., on June 12, 1932. He served during the Korean War in the United States Navy and was stationed in Jacksonville, Fla., on the USS Coral Seas. Following his naval service, he moved to Virginia to begin a career as a trainman for the Norfolk and Southern Railway. In just two years, he returned to the St. Augustine area, making Florida his permanent home. After a 38-year career on the railroad he retired from the CSX Transportation as a conductor on freight trains in the early 1990s.
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Bob was a member of the F&AM Masonic Lodge #183 of Hastings and the American Legion Post 102, also of Hastings, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Federal Point. He was an avid fisherman and golfer and especially enjoyed his time with his friends and family.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, William and Melita Mutter; his sister, Jane Lowe; and his brothers, William, James, Leroy and Dale Mutter, all of West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Sue Glass; his daughters, Lynn (John) Harb and Gail (Mike) Oliver; three grandchildren, Holly (Phil) Nover, Michael (Katherine) Bush and Matthew Harb. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Parker, Marshall and Collin Bush, Colton and Beckett Nover; his sisters, Ann Hayworth of Amigo, W.Va., Patty Collingsworth of Martinsville, Va., and Gail Mutter of Eden, N.C., along with several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a contribution in Bob's name to Society for Prevention to Cruelty to Animals (SPCA of Florida) 5850 Brannen Road South, Lakeland, FL 33183 or to the Council of Aging, 180 Marine St., St. Augustine, FL 32084.
A memorial service will be held on 3 p.m. Tuesday June 10, at Craig Funeral Home, 1475 Old Dixie Highway, St. Augustine, FL 32804. Family will be receiving friends from 2 p.m. Tuesday until time of services at the funeral home.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements. www.craigfuneralhome.com.
Craig Funeral Home Memorial Park
1475 Old Dixie Highway
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Published in St. Augustine Record from June 9 to June 10, 2014