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Robert "Bob" RailsbackRobert C. âBobâ Railsback, 79, passed away peacefully at Reid Health on May 2, 2016.
He was born to Vernon and Marjorie Smith Railsback on June 4, 1936. He was a lifelong resident of Wayne County and graduated from Fountain City High School in 1954. He was proud of being a grain and beef cattle farmer his whole life and truly loved it. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially at the Family Diner in Fountain City. He also liked putting together beautiful puzzles, spending time in his little log cabin at their homeplace, and teasing his great-grandkids and his faithful canine companion, Spunky.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 53 years, Anita Paxson Railsback, whom he married on April 6, 1963. Children include Lisa (Rex) Phelps, Curt (Diane) Railsback and Brent Railsback. Grandchildren are Tammy, Rex, Jr., Matthew (Brooke) and Danielle. Great-grandchildren include Mackenzie and Audrey. He also leaves behind sisters Martha Berk, Evelyn Johnson, Vivian Gibbons, Carole Chamberlain and sister-in-law Ruth Railsback. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, Tony Railsback; brother, John Railsback and sisters Jean Helms and Joan Beck.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 2:30 pm on Friday, May 6, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Visitation for Bob will be from 4-7 pm on Thursday, May 5, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Tony Railsback Memorial Fund, Help The Animals or the charity of the donorâs choice.
To Curt, Brent, and family - deepest, heartfelt condolences from the Rhoads family.
Robert Rhoads May 6 2016 12:00 AM
We were so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Bob and Anita are very dear to us and we love them very much. We always enjoyed our visits together, in Richmond or in Plymouth. Bob had that gentle quiet way about him that we have come to think of as a (male) Railsback trait, reminding us so very much of our grandfather Victor Railsback. We look forward to seeing Bob again when the Lord comes again for His own and we have our final family reunion in Heaven.
Anita Watts Kopetski May 5 2016 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing, my heart and prayers go out to you Anita and all your family. And all his also, know about all of them having gone to school with them. Love you, Nellie
Nellie cheek May 5 2016 12:00 AM