Robert Schantz
1935 - 2021
BORN
1935
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave.
Inverness, FL
Robert A Schantz, age 85, Inverness, FL passed away November 18, 2021 at the Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. Robert was born in Gibson City, IL on December 1, 1935. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Albert P. Schantz & Hazel D. Schantz and brother, Delmar Schantz.
Bob graduated from Gibson City High and earned a full athletic scholarship toward his college BS degree. He was inducted into the Gibson City High Hall of Athletic Fame in 2013 for his efforts in basketball and football. After 18 years coaching and teaching in Fort Lauderdale, he moved to Inverness in 1977. He taught Metal and Wood Shop, Drafting and Drivers' Ed at Crystal River High School until his retirement in 1995. He then worked parttime at Plantation Golf Course for 25 years. Bob enjoyed Tennis, Golf, woodworking, traveling, fishing, RV camping and spending time with his family.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years, Josephine Davis Schantz; 2 children; Robert Schantz, Jr and his wife Shelley of Inverness; Deanna Hadley and husband Jeffrey of Citrus Springs; 1 brother, Edward Schantz; 4 sisters: Betty Sallee, Ruth Mettauer, Jean Williams and Wilma Streenz; 5 grandchildren: Sydney, Taylor and Tyler Schantz; Tyler and Trent Hadley.
There will be a private Memorial Service soon. Cremation with care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 21, 2021.
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I will always have very fond memories of the many visits and adventures our family shared with the Schantz family. Bob will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy from Davis Family to Schantz Family.
Louise Davis
Family
December 17, 2021
Bob will be missed by many - including his tennis teammates for so many decades. Bob was a terrific guy. Always had a smile and a barking laugh. Prayers for the whole family.
Gerry Mulligan
November 23, 2021
Please except my deepest sympathies, May the love of GOD, friends and family carry you through your grief
Simone Taylor
November 21, 2021
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Schantz a few times as he is the Father of my friend Rob. Always very kind and from what I've heard, a very accomplished successful man. Evident by the son he raised he was a great family man. Prayers and condolences to his family and friends.
Chris Schneider
Friend
November 21, 2021
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