Robert Wickes
1947 - 2021
Strickland Funeral Home - Crystal River
1901 SE Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL
Robert (Bob Bob) Allen Wickes D.V.M.
Dec 16, 1947 – Nov 9, 2021
Robert (Bob Bob to most) , age 73, native son of Cleveland, Ohio, current resident of his beloved Citrus County, lost his struggle with cancer at Shands UF on Tuesday, November 9.
After graduating from The Veterinary School of The Ohio State University, the practice of veterinary medicine and the success of Macedonia Veterinary Clinic were the focus of Bob's attention as a younger man. His skill and compassion for his clients and their pets was the basis of his years of success. Even with the many hours his practice demanded of him, he found time to develop a deep love of fishing, hunting and all things outdoors. This is also when he developed an interest in showing and breeding show dogs.
It was in 1984 that Bob discovered Citrus County through a veterinary buddy from Brooksville. Bob knew then that this would be where he would retire. This is also when Bob met Marion Hancock of Tarpon Springs at a dog show in Tampa. This meeting would become a 35 year adventure for both of them.
Bob's devotion and love of The Ohio State Buckeyes is legend. Often frustrated but always a fan. You would often hear him say "O – H" hoping to hear "I – O" or "Go Bucks!". The Buckeye mania was closely followed by his Cleveland Browns. He often recounted tales of visits to the Dawg Pound with his Dad as a child.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Edna (Quedenfeld) Wickes and brother, Glenn Jr. Survivors include sister Jennifer, cousins Gwenn, Lynn, Scott and nephews Joseph and Jason, along with his companion of 35 years, Marion.
Bob Bob has made arrangements for "The Bob Bob Send Off Bash" to be held December 16, 2021 at 4:00pm at St. John's Tavern, Main Street, Crystal River. Please bring your memories and any tall tales you would care to share, and "Graciously take care of Our Servers"!
Memorial Donations may be made in Bob's name to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park 4150 South Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, Florida 34446.
Arrangements were under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home and Crematory, Crystal River.
Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 22, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
St. John's Tavern
Main Street, Crystal River, FL
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I will always remember Bobs kindness, love for animals, and loyalty to family and friends. We had a wonderful reunion with Bob and Marion in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl in 2016 that will remain in my memory as one of the special times. O-H !!
Gwen Schellentrager Johnson
December 6, 2021
Dr. Wickes I knew as Bobby, my cousin, my idol. A very knowledgeable, successful, friendly and generous man. He will leave a void in the lives he touched.
Scott Huth
December 5, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Lyman Strickland & the Staff of Strickland Funeral Home
December 2, 2021
Everyone who was lucky enough to know Dr. Wickes in any capacity could admire his example and accomplishments, and mourn his loss. A great man who lead an exceptional life
Mike Merick
December 1, 2021
Dr. Wickes was the best boss and I truly enjoyed working at his practice for 17 years. He will be greatly missed!
Mary Casillo
December 1, 2021
The world lost a great Veterinarian and friend. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. I was very fortunate to have worked for Dr Wickes for 27 years. He taught me so much.
Denise Holzheimer
November 24, 2021
Very sorry to hear the bad news, I liked Bobby alot, a good guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marion and family
Scott and Penny Davis
November 22, 2021
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