Robert E. “Buckeye Bob “ Risner, 73, of Republic, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, at The Bellevue Hospital.
Robert was born on April 17, 1948 in Magoffin County, KY, to the late Lee and Letha (Patrick) Risner.
Survivors include his fiancé, Sandra Sherman of Republic, his son, Rob Risner of Hilliard, five brothers, Charles Risner of Mansfield, Glenn Risner of Norwalk, Donnie Risner of Norwalk, Bill Risner of Willard, Gerald Risner of Greenwich, five sisters, Rebecca Sue Howard of Middletown, Betty Walters Harnly of Spring Valley, IL, Beverly K. Enzor of Columbia, KY, Joyce A. Deckling of Shelby and Judy Bowman of Plymouth.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Imogene Risner.
Robert worked as a meter reader for Columbia Gas Company retiring in 2000. Robert was also the owner/operator of Buckeye Trailers Inc. and was a member of Life Point Community Church. He was a 1969 graduate of Eastern Morehead State University.
Funeral services for Robert will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at LifePoint Community Church with Pastor Rich Hurleys officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, from 4-7 p.m., at Lindsey-Shook Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR. 19 in Bloomville. Burial will follow the services on Tuesday, at Edwards Grove cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center in Sandusky or to Donate Life.
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