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Robert Michael Walmsley

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Robert Michael Walmsley Obituary
Robert Michael Walmsley, 78, went to be with Jesus Monday, July 23, 2018.

Bob was born in Cardiff, Wales, to Thomas and Peggy Walmsley and came to the U.S. in 1948 growing up in East Moline, Illinois. He received his BS and MS from Illinois State (Normal) and taught math at Reavis H.S. in Oaklawn, Illinois where he met Jackie. He worked as textbook math editor for Encyclopedia Britannica (Chicago) and D C Heath (Lexington, Massachusetts). In 1971 he joined his brothers building homes in Venice and taught part-time at Manatee Junior College (Venice Campus). In 1985 he returned to high school teaching, first at Lemon Bay H.S. then at Venice H.S. the next year, retiring in 2007. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jackie; sons, Kevin of Shanghai, China, and Eric (Michelle) of Bradenton; grandchildren, Chris, Briton, Lauren, Megan, Ben, Nathan, Rachel and Abigail; brothers, Bryn of Venice and Gareth (Pat) of Seneca, South Carlina.

A celebration of life will be held at Lift Church in Venice Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m.

Bob's favorite charities were RZIM and The Jesus Film Project.
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