Robert W. “Bob” Best

| July 31, 2015

Best RobertRobert W. “Bob” Best, 71, of Myers Hill Road, Knox, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning, July 30, 2015 at his home.

Robert was born on June 20, 1944 in Paint Twp., Clarion County, the son of Robert I. Best of Knox and the late Dorothy Ardeen Cochran Best.

Bob was a 1963 graduate of Keystone High School and served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sgt. from 1965 – 1973. He was a member of Edenburg Lodge #550 F&AM of Knox. He was a long time CB radio and John Deere tractor enthusiast, but most especially Bob enjoyed being “Grandpa”. He was employed for fourteen years at Knox Glass and later worked for more than 20 years for Standard Oil Company and later BP. He retired from Training Toward Self Reliance in Knox.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Martha D. Wetzel Best, whom he married on June 16, 1967 at Knox. Also surviving is a son, Robert B. Best and his wife, Jamie, and a daughter, Marcy Sundling and her husband, Erik, all of Parker; five grandchildren, Colby, Reagan, and Robert Best Jr. and Jaxon and Quinn Sundling; a sister, Betty Disher and her husband, Tom, of Imperial; a sister-in-law, Patty Best and a nephew, Matthew Best, both of Shippenville; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gerald and Peg Wetzel of Knox, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his mother, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Best.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home Inc., 1204 Kerr Ave., Emlenton, from Noon – 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday from the funeral home with the Rev. Brian Houser, pastor of Concord Presbyterian Church, Parker, officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Joy Cemetery, Knox. Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox Area Ambulance Service, PO Box 636, Knox, PA 16232 or the Clarion Cancer Center, 150 Drs. Lane, Clarion, PA 16214 .

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