Robert "Bob" Allan Koehler
Final Flight on December 17, 2012
Robert "Bob" Allan Koehler, age 55, of Canton, GA., passed away Monday, December 17, 2012, at Decendent's Residence in Canton, GA. Mr. Koehler was employed by Com Air. He served int the U. S. Air Force. He was employed with Home Depot for the last 7 years.
He is servived by his Fiancee; Angela Jordan, Daughter; Sarah Koehler, Father; Raymond D. Koehler, three Sisters; Cynthai A. Koehler of Jasper, GA., Pamela A. Koehler of Detroit, MN., and Lisa A. Koehler of Woodstock, GA., four Brothers; Raymond O. Martin of Brownsburg, IN., Bruce A. Koehler of Franklin, NC., Glenn A. Koehler of Peach Bottom, PA., and Jeffrey A. Koehler of Ipswich, England.
Arrangements are being handled by Darby Funeral Home, 480 E. Main St., Canton, GA. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, December 21, 2012 at Fields Chapel United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be at Fields Chapel United Methodis Church at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 21, 2012, Rev. Anne Rex officiating. Interment will be at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. at 11:00 AM
DeborahDecember 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm
May these scriptures bring you a measure of comfort and hope for the future: 1 Corinthians 15:26. Revelation 21:3-5, Psalms 37:29 and John 5:28,29. “Draw close to God and he will draw close to you.” James 4:8. Sincere condolences for your loss.
Dan GotheDecember 21, 2012 at 7:51 pm
I too can’t believe Bob has gone to be with The Lord. I met Bob while getting stationed with the 67th ARRS at RAF Woodbridge . He and I were in the engine shop together . He was one of the smartest engine guys I knew. I am still proudly serving in the Air Force after 29 Years and can say I think Bob forgot more then I will ever know. He always did the unexpected. I remember this one night on a 12 hour shift he was outside the shop running an MD-3 and using the hot exhaust to pop his Jiffy Pop. He did the unexpected but was a great guy at heart and that Kindness of his invited me to his house for Thanksgiving. My prayers and condolences go out to his family . Just know the good lord is protecting him. And looking out for everyone.
Jenny FletcherDecember 21, 2012 at 10:03 am
I’m praying for you and I’m here if you need me. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Michael FerrellDecember 20, 2012 at 12:37 am
I have known Bob “The Animal” Koehler since I was in high school. He was one of the funniest, coolest, most memorable friends that I have ever had. Bob was the kind of charismatic person that you will only be fortunate enough to meet once in a lifetime. Thank you for all the good times we had together, Bob, and may you rest in peace.
Love you Brother,
Michael Dean Ferrell
Robert PedersonDecember 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm
May God bless those of you left behind by the untimely passing of Bob. I didn’t know Bob personally but we became friends through Facebook. We shared time in the Air Force. We were both Rotorheads. We had that same passion. Bob was always ready to pray for me when I asked him to. I really feel that if I asked him to come to North Dakota to help, he would have jumped the next plane. I enjoyed Bob’s wacky sense of humor and his biting wit. I will always think of him as sitting on the Front Porch sharing donuts and coffee with his mom. I ask the the God of peace will give you all peace through this most difficult time. Goodbye, Bob. I will miss you!
Terry "Doc" Pleasanton December 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm
Honestly I’ve been staring at this screen for an hour and I’m still just stunned at his passing. I met Bob in the Air Force 26 years ago … we were both stationed with the 67th ARRS (Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron) at RAF Woobridge in the UK. When he was introduced to me they said “this is Animal” … because he had a perpensity to do the unexpected and he was a real character. He was one of the funniest and most memorable guys I’ve ever known. Some of my fondest memories are working with him on the HH-53 helicopters and going TDY all over Europe. He made the trips to good places like Italy, Wales, Scotland, Germany, France, etc even better and trips to less pleasant places like Morocco tolerable. He was a true patriot and one of the most dedicated and knowledgable jet engine mechanics we had. He always seemed wiser than his years to me and he always went out of his way to meet the new guys and do whatever he could to help if they needed anything. I never had to good fortune to be stationed with Bob after I left RAF Woodbridge but those two years were very special thanks to him. In my later years I’d meet other people who knew Bob and the mere mention of his name was a catalyst to start telling stories, laughing and smiling and remembering all the things he’d done and said … I will miss him. Thanks to Facebook we ran into each other again a while back and he hadn’t changed a bit … not that I’d have expected him to change. If I could offer anything to his other friends, family and loved one it’d be the words of Rabindranith Tagore who said “If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars”.
K.Carney-Rev.21:4 December 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm
Sincere condolences for your loss. I hope your loving memories comfort you in the days ahead.
Jeffrey M Hartzell December 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm
GOD Bless you my dear friend….You were always such a pleasure to go TDY with, You always made us laugh and you always new how to have a good time.. Great memories (Animal). May you rest in Peace in the Valley of the Giants...
Michele Ford-Fry December 19, 2012 at 9:23 am
Bob will surely be missed, Angie is a very close friend and my Father worked with Bob at Home Depot as well. Bob always had a smile on his face anytime I saw him and a wonderful sense of humor. I want Angie to know she has the support, strength and love she will need in the days, the weeks and months to follow from all her friends here at work. Also to Bob’s family and loved ones I am deeply sorry for your loss and may God be with you during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy, Michele
Amanda SwankDecember 19, 2012 at 9:22 am
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. May God grant you all his peace and perfect understanding in the days ahead.
Lois Shipman/Hometown Hair December 19, 2012 at 8:13 am
Angie and Family
We were so very sorry for your loss may Gods peace and love be with you all at this very sad time. Praying for you all.
Hometown Hair at Emeritus
thomas jameson December 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm
i want to say for what little time i knew my uncle i too will miss him rest in peace uncle bobby please give grandma our love from all of us . you will not ever be forgotten you will ever be in our hearts forever.
Kristie Hitt December 18, 2012 at 7:08 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you .. I am truly sorry to her of your loss . May God be with you in this time of need .
jerry jameson December 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm
my family loved bob and always will we laugh about his jokes how he can make a room light up with his smiles comfort no matter what. whenever anyone needed help bob was there whether itd be for simple home repairs or to a shoulder to lean on he never let anyone down. im his nephew he was one of my greatest uncles and closest one to me kinda like a dad when i needed someone to talk to or get advice from he was also my best man which no one usually sees him dressed up but that time it was well worth it. we will miss you uncle bob thank you for all the loving times you shared with us down here you are up in heaven with grandma and our lord and saviour we will wrap our arms and love around angie she is and always will be our family like you wanted it to be.. love you and see you when our calling comes..
Jon Tweer December 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm
Bob was married to my sister and we spent lot of time together during the later 90's. I will miss him sorely and he will always be my brother.
I. Jeffries December 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm
I am truly sorry for your loss. God soon promises to do away with all pain, suffering, and death. All former things will of the past. In the meantime, may the God of comfort be with you in the many days to come.-Isaiah 25:8, Revelation 21:4.
Pamela Koehler Wilhelm December 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm
Bob Koehler was employed at Home Depot, Canton GA……where he was much loved and sorely missed.
His sister Pamela Koehler Wilhelm in Detroit Lakes, MN misses him as well. RIP Bob.