Robert Wires

February 12, 1937 ‒ June 25, 2012

Marion, Ohio

A memorial service for Robert “Bob” Wires, age 75, of Marion will be held at noon on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors with Pastor Gary Brugger officiating. Bob passed away on June 25, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 12, 1937 to the late Helen (Weber) and William Wires in Toledo, Ohio. Moving to Marion as a young child with his family. Bob graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1955. He married Jeri Sells on December 29, 1962 who survives.

After a career in sales, Bob enjoyed traveling and fishing in his retirement. Most of all, Bob wanted to spend time with his family and enjoyed teaching his grandsons to fish, but pouting when they caught more fish than he did. A great man with a gentle soul, Bob showed tremendous strength, humor and courage through his extended illness.

Besides his wife Jeri, Bob is survived by his daughters, Stacy Thompson of Granville, Michelann (Michael) Scheetz of Granville and son, Robert Timothy Wires of Gahanna; six grandchildren, Mathew and Emily Thompson, Thomas and Maxwell Scheetz, Chris Wilds and Paige Wires; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Miller, Marian Starner and Barbara Wires, brothers, James and Jack Gooding, and nephew James Gooding.

Family will receive friends one hour before the service on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until noon at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

  • Jeri, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Our best to you, Tim and the rest of the family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Tim and his family during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Tim – Our family sends our deepest regards to you and your loved ones. I know that this is a tough time for you all. As always, we are always here for anything you need.

  • Jer, Stac, Mike and Timmy…… So sorry! He was a wonderful man! Hugs and lots of love to you all.

  • Jeri, we are so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. We will keep you in our prayers.

  • Thinking of you and your family, Jeri. We pray for strength and peace for you in the coming days.

  • Jeri and Family:

    Bob was a great guy. I am very sorry to hear about his passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    Jeff Bennett

  • We are very sorry Jeri, may love surround you and your family…………Judi and Jim Fate

  • Jeri…Sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. What a wonderful man he was. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mrs. Wires – So sorry to hear about Mr. Wires. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. You are in my thoughts.

  • I am sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. My condolences to Jeri, Stacy, Michelann, Tim, and the rest of his family. I am proud to have called Bob my friend.

  • Jeri,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My prayers are with you.

  • Dear Jeri and Family,
    We were sorry to learn of the loss of your husband. We send you our love and sympathy.

  • Dear Jeri – So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings.

  • Jeri, so very sorry we can’t be with you at this sad time. But, we know you have the support of your many friends and your supportive kids and grandkids. We have known you guys so long that we can’t imagine not seeing Bob next time we are in town. But, he is in a better place now and is not hurting any longer. I’m sure he is sitting up there now in his easy chair just waiting for the rest of us.

    Love, Sue & Carl

  • Jeri,
    I know what you are going through as I lost my husband of 47 yrs in 2009. It will be very difficult, but you are a strong lady and you will come through this even stronger. Remember,Bob will be with you in spirit,and he expects you to really try to be happy until you see him again.
    Love and prayers,

  • Jeri, Sorry to hear of your loss. I will always have great memories of the super neibors you were so many years ago. Bob, always had a great laugh!!
    Please, know that you and the kids are in my prayers.

    Peace of Christ be with You!