Robert Milton Skeens

June 02, 1929 ‒ February 05, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

Robert Milton Skeens, age 89, of Sunbury, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Bob graduated in 1948 from Harlem and was a longtime resident of Sunbury where he worked and retired from Nestle. He was also a longtime farmer, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Korea.  A 60+ year member of Sparrow Lodge #400 F. & A.M., and attended Sunbury UMC and Condit Presbyterian Churches.  He was an avid OSU Buckeye and Cleveland Browns fan, enjoyed collecting cars and Indian artifacts.  Robert mostly loved his family, children, grand-children and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Edward E. and Gertrude Skeens; sisters, Anita Wurm and Betty June Stout; brother, David Skeens.  Survived by children, Debra A. (Larry) Layton of Sunbury, Scott G. (Debbie) Skeens of Sunbury and Robert S. (Dawn) Skeens of Lewis Center; grandchildren, Angie Buxton, Amber (Ron) Stein, Amy (Jeff) Whittington, Zachary and Madi Skeens; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Victoria and Wyatt Buxton, Lindsey and James Stein, Elise, Elijah and Adelyn Whittington; close friends, Martha Neil, Amanda, Brianna, Kelsey and Katelynn; Wes and Debbie Dodge. Friends may call 4-7 pm Friday, February 8, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where Funeral Service will be held at 10 am Saturday.  Pastor Angie Buxton officiating.  Interment with military honors to follow at Sunbury Memorial Park. Contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to: Humane Society of Delaware County, 4290 OH 37, Delaware, Ohio, 43015. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Robert’s family. Special memories and condolences may be shared at:

  • We loved his smile! So sorry for your loss! May the angels rejoice in his name as they welcome him home!!!

  • Thank you for sharing Bob with us. I enjoyed sharing stories and experiences with him. Your memories with him are precious.

  • Sorry to hear of your loss, Bob was a huge impact on my life when he gave me my first job working for him. He taught me life lessons that I still utilize to this day in the Marine Corps. This earth sure has a huge void to fill with the passing of Bob, Rest in Peace and THANK YOU for your service to our great nation.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Bobs passing. I always enjoyed talking with him when I visited. He was a great guy.

  • To the Layton, Buxton, Stein, Whittington and Skeens family and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren we send our sincere condolences on the passing of your Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. We lift the family up in prayer and rejoice that Bob has met Jesus face to face. May you all be covered in peace and comfort in the days ahead as you reminisce about Bob.


    Dan and Cindy Noel

  • I am so very sorry to hear about Bob. I always enjoyed talking to him. Seeing him ride his John Deer Gator around the farm and down the road always made me smile. He waved to everyone!
    We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!
    Ted & Laura Stimmel

  • Sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a life long friend of mine. We went to school together and I worked for his Dad Ed, also knew David well. Bob recruited me into the Ohio Air National Guard after the Korean War. He was and always will be a special friend. I will miss him dearly. My condolences to the family.

    Bill Richardson.

  • Adrian and Bob were great friends,together now. Your in my thoughts and prayers.He will be missed by his family and friends. God Bless You Gail Abolins

  • Debbie and family,
    I am very sorry to hear that your father passed away. So many memories of those special people in our community. Their kindness and integrity were appreciated and admired. Your dad was one of those people. On behalf of the Semon family, may our thoughts and prayers bring you all comfort at this sad time.

    Susan Semon Schneider

  • God Bless/RIP. A heartfelt Thank YOU, Bob for your service in The United States Air Force in The Korean War.. And Semper Fi.

    ” The Eagle Has Landed”.

  • We were so sorry to hear of uncle Bobby’s passing. Jerry and I will never forget the last time we visited with him. He was so excited to take us on a tractor ride around the farm and show us his farm equipment and cars. We had a wonderful visit.

  • Dear Debbie & Family … You Dad was so very nice. My Dad & I enjoyed his talks about the military days & the farm …!! He will be greatly missed!! Prayers for you & your family!!! Hold on to all your special memories!! Lots of Love ❤️ sent to you all!!

  • May Uncle Bobby rest in peace. What wonderful and charished memories I have of him and whole family. My deepest condolences to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.