Mr. Robert Allen Boldt, 71, passed away at his home amongst family and friends on Monday, October 9,2017.
Robert “Bob” was born on August 22, 1946 in Port Clinton, Ohio to parents Richard “Tip” Boldt and Helen Luchsinger Boldt, along with his sister, Barbara. Bob was preceded in death by both his parents and his wife, Sharon Hemminger Boldt.
Survivors include both of his proud and loving sons, Brian Boldt and Keith Boldt Sharpsburg, Ga.; his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Boldt Bahs and Clarence Bahs of Nacogdoches, Texas; mother-in-law, age 93, Edythe Stelter Hemminger of Oak Harbor, Ohio; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Eugene Banky of Graytown, Ohio, Pat and Steve McLaughlin of Elmore, Ohio, and Gloria Krauss of Oak Harbor, Ohio; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob entered the U.S. Air Force in 1967 after attending Bowling Green University in Ohio. Before that he had met the love of his life, Sharon, on a double date and so began his life’s journey. Moving from bases in both Biloxi, Miss. and San Bernardino, Calif., while in California he witnessed the birth of his first son, Brian. When he was discharged from the Air Force they moved back to Ohio where he witnessed the birth of Keith, his second son.
Bob entered the workforce at the Uniroyal Naugahyde factory with the help of a good friend. He was soon recognized for his outgoing personality and humor that led him to a sales job with Uniroyal. His new career path lead him and his family on a long and adventurous journey across the country with several moves to include Mishawaka, Ind., Jackson, Miss., Fort Smith, Ark., Novi, Mich., Longmont, Colo. and Sharpsburg, Ga. While his work kept him busy, he never lost sight of being a devoted husband and father.
While Bob was a devoted husband and father, he was also a lot of things to many people. He never met a person who he did not immediately become friends with. He had an infectious personality like a combination of Chevy Chase and Tim Allen all rolled into one that everyone loved.
Bob was a proud patriot and Air Force Veteran and was not afraid to let anyone know. He enjoyed life, whether it was dancing in some country bar with his beautiful and amazing wife, Sharon, or riding his motorcycle with the Patriot Guard.
Upon moving to Georgia he became a huge fan of NASCAR and would follow his favorite driver, Tony Stewart, religiously.
Nothing Bob did in his life went totally unscripted and one would say his life was lived like the spread sheets that he used in his career. He was organized and meticulous about the things he approached either in life or at work.
He left behind so many who will miss his sense of humor and love of all things. He would ask that you remember those things about him and not be saddened with his passing, but enjoy the life that you have. He would ask that you look on the positive side of things, which is he is again on a double date and meeting the love of his life for the second time.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263. Visitation for friends of the family will begin on Saturday at 12 noon and last till 2 p.m. with services following in the Chapel of McKoon Funeral Home. Service will be officiated by Rev. Asa Mangham. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park where military honors will be rendered.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mckoon.com
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made in Mr. Boldt’s memory to any of the following organizations: Mayo Clinic Div. of Hematology, 200 First Street SW, Rochester MN 55905; Gift of Life Transplant House, 705 Second Street SW, Rochester MN 55902; Piedmont Cancer Institute, 1267 HWY 54 W, Suite 4200, Fayetteville GA 30214.
McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory 770-253-4580