Friday, June 30, 2023
3:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Saturday, July 1, 2023
9:00 - 10:00am (Central time)
Saturday, July 1, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Robert “Bobby” Wethington, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. He was so dedicated to making it to this date, as it was their 65th Wedding Anniversary. What a beautiful accomplishment to be so happily married for 65 years.
Bobby was born the oldest of three children to Aline Elizabeth and John Gerald Wethington in Daviess County on March 17,1938. He graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1956 and would be followed by his four children and two of his grandchildren graduating as OCHS Aces over the years. Bobby went on to work for Whirlpool Corporation and retired after 37 years of service.
Bobby met his wife, Kaye Blakeney at Owensboro Catholic High School. They were high school sweethearts and married on June 28, 1958, surrounded by friends and family. In 1959, Bobby and Kaye had their first child, Mary Elizabeth, “Mary Beth”. They welcomed their second child, Blake, into the world two years later, then two more sons Robert Jr. “Robbie” in 1963 and John in 1964.
Bobby was a long-time member of the Immaculate Men’s Club, coach of the Immaculate Hawks baseball team, and avid lover of golf. He spent many years “hitting them long and straight” with other lovers of the game, including his wife Kaye, famous for her hole-in-one during their time living and playing in The Villages, FL, and his buddies here in Owensboro. He also was the best storyteller of past events that he treasured. His grandchildren and great grandchildren loved hearing his stories.
Being a grandpa came naturally to “BobBob”. His eleven grandkids loved his hugs and infectious chuckle and feel blessed to have been his “silly rabbits”.
Bobby is survived by his wife Kaye; three of their four children, Mary Beth (Tom), Robbie (Judy), and John (DeeDee); eleven grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsay, Kristen, Robyn, Lisa and Jill all of Texas, and Kaley, Jordan, Blake, Brooke, and Maggie all of Kentucky; thirty-three great grandchildren and his sister Phyllis Riley of Alabama.
He is preceded in death by his brother Larry, his mother Aline, his father Gerald, and his son Blake.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Carmel Home. By mail to: Carmel Home, 2501 Old Hartford Rd., Owensboro, Ky 42301 or on their website, www.carmelhomeky.com
Please join his family in remembering him:
Friday, June 30th visitation at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory from 3:00-7:00pm Prayers at 6:00pm
Saturday, July 1st visitation at Immaculate Catholic Church 9:00-10:00am
Saturday, July 1st Funeral Mass at Immaculate Catholic Church 10:00am
Burial will follow at a later date.
Messages and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.