Dr. Robert W. Whisman

August 08, 1936 ‒ July 25, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

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


  • I never got a chance to meet Bob but if he was half as kind and sweet as his children then he was surely a wonderful man. My heart goes out to his family and his loving wife Lois.

  • Sending my love, condolence, and prayers to Michelle, and her family.🙏🏽🕊

  • I was a couple yrs. older than Bob, but we frequently played together as we grew up in Sunbury. I remember him as a pleasant playmate. My prayers and condolences go out to the family.
    Norm Townley

  • With much sadness in our hearts we remember the fun times we had with Lois and Bob, especially at the ‘Picnic with the Pops”.Sending prayers for you, Lois and your family

  • Robert and I played lots of pitch and catch as lads in Sunbury. He was a good and faithful friend.
    Lois, thank you for your devotion and dedication to Robert as he struggled during the winter of his life.
    With love,
    Fred and Kathleen Stith

  • Another beautiful life extinguished too soon! So glad I got to know you, Lois, and your special husband Bob, even though it was for just a short time. We share much, and I hope our friendship continues for years. Sending sympathy and love. Judi