Robert, 73, died April 19 in Sublimity at home. He was born,
and lived the majority of his life in Portland, OR.
Robert served in the US Army during the Vietnam War,
for 2 tours as a communications specialist. After proudly
serving his country, he worked as a salesman – insurance for
a time and then moved on to selling cars.
Robert was an avid
collector, a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting, tinkering on
cars, watching old movies or even ‘new classics’ as he
would call them, and listening to the King, Elvis Presley.
He is survived by
children: Kristopher Leake of Salem, Diannah (Brent) Dolby of
Stayton, Michael Bales of Florence and Debbie Bales of Cour
‘de ‘Alene, ID; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.
Robert was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
A memorial service
will be held, Monday, May 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Foothills
Church in Stayton. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.