Robert Gray Stauffer, 94, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 12:42 p.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living of Washington Court House where he had been residing the past year.
Bob was born September 2,1928, at Sabina in Clinton County, Ohio to Wayne and Ruth Gray Stauffer. He was a graduate of Sabina High School and lived most of his life in Sabina and Washington Court House.
He formerly was a warden at the London Prison Farm and had worked at National Cash Register and Pennington Bread in Washington Court House. He had also owned and operated a carpet cleaning business. Bob was a World War II Army veteran.
On February 21, 1948, he married the former Irene Provost. She preceded him in death June 12, 2008. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and George Roger Stauffer; a sister, Barbara Stauffer; two brothers-in-law, Joseph F. and Robert E. Provost and sisters-in-law, Janet Stauffer, Dorothy, Ruth and Carolyn Provost.
He is survived by a brother, Ronnie D. Stauffer and his wife, Judie, of Versailles, Ohio, sisters-in-law, Emma Stauffer of Kettering and Carol Dunn and her husband, John, of Washington Court House; special friend, Ruth Kellis of Washington Court House and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be Monday, November 14, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Bruce Stauffer, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Memorial contribution may be made to ProMedica Hospice, 208 North Fayette Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Mr. Stauffer from years ago. He was a neighbor up the street at the end of Hawthorne Drive, and my first employer as a teenager, when I spent the summer working for him in his carpet cleaning business. Stauffer’s Steam Genie Carpet Cleaning. I learned a lot from him, both about carpet cleaning, and about life in General. A wonderful man, and one of the first adults I knew who talked to me and treated me as an adult. I grew up a lot that summer, and will always remember him fondly.