Dr. Robert W. Whisman
August 08, 1936 ‒ July 25, 2019
Dr. Robert W. “Bob” Whisman, age 82, of Delaware, passed away on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at Willow Brook at Delaware Run.
He was born August 8, 1936 in Williamson, WV, son of the late Charles and Rosa (Jones) Whisman. Bob married the love of his life, Lois Ann Cantrell, on September 11, 1955.
He was a 1955 graduate of Big Walnut High School. Bob later earned his Ph.D. in Education from The Ohio State University, and served in the U.S. Air National Guard.
Bob taught and coached in the Wooster School System, and finished his career with the Ohio Department of Highway Safety, retiring in 1982. He was a founding member of Worthington Christian Church and the Christian Foundation for Children. He enjoyed golfing, reading, and traveling the world, and was, of course an avid Buckeye fan. He was a beloved husband, father, Papa, and Grand-Papa.
In addition to his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Lois, Bob is survived by daughters Michelle (Steven) Strouse, Columbus and Susan (Jeff) Redd, Dublin; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by brothers Wesley, Clayton, and Kenneth; and sisters Margaret Gross, Betty Walker, and Kathryn Gallogly.
Family and friends may call Monday, July 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Worthington Christian Church, 8145 N. High St., Columbus, where additional calling hours will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30th. Dr. Marshall Hayden will officiate. Interment at Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, at: https://www.ccho.org/ or to Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave., S. 300, Marion, OH 43302-5072.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Whisman family. Special memories and condolences may be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com