Robert Campbell Rummell, Jr.
Sunday 28th of July 1940 - Friday 2nd of April 2021
Robert Campbell Rummell, Jr., 80, passed away peacefully Friday, April 2, 2021.
Bob was born in Huntington, West Virginia on July 28, 1940 to the late Robert Campbell Rummell, Sr. and Martha (Bohart) Rummell. He attended Marshall University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He married Jane Ann Wilson on August 11, 1962 in Chelyan, West Virginia, and after the birth of their two children, Robert Campbell Rummell, III and Kathryn Ann Rummell, the family moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 1968.
Bob worked as an electrical contractor, owning his own business for several years before working at K.E. Jockell & Associates, and later retiring from CED. Outside of his work life, Bob served in the Lions Club, sang in the Southern Hills United Methodist Church Choir and the Lexington Singers, and maintained a steady presence at his beloved High Street YMCA.
Beginning in childhood, Bob vacationed with family on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada. Following his retirement in 2007, he and Jane Ann spent summers at their island cottage; it was his favorite place in the world, his true home.
Bob is survived by daughter Kathryn (Steven Budke) Rummell and brother, Richard Bohart (Sandra) Rummell. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his son, Robert C. Rummell, III, and his wife, Jane Ann Rummell. A private memorial service will held at Wednesday, April 7th at Southern Hills United Methodist Church and can be live-streamed by visiting the church website.
In honor of his legacy and in lieu of flowers, Bob’s family would like memorial contributions directed to the High Street YMCA, email@example.com, Southern Hills United Methodist Church, southernhillsumc.org, or the South Baymouth Community Development Association.
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Lindsey and Jennifer Davissays
Kathryn, I just found out about Bob’s death today (4/11). So sorry to hear this news. Lindsey and Jennifer Davis
Kathryn (though I don’t think we ever called you anything but Taffy), So sorry to hear about your father’s death. We hadn’t connected for many years, but still have fond memories of good times with your parents when we all lived on Melbourne Way. They were great folks. May the good memories serve to eclipse the sadness that you are feeling now.
Dear Kathryn and Richard, I am so sorry to hear of the recent passing of your dear father, Bob. I knew him through the Lexington Singers and he was always a lot of fun to be around. Occasionally, he'd give rides to me and a couple of other singers when we had performances in Lexington and Frankfort. He was a delightful person as was your dear mom, Jane Ann. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that many others are thinking about you in your time of sorrow. Bob will be missed. Take care, Carol "Cookie" Leet
Deborah Wilshire Greifesays
Kathryn, I am so sorry of the passing of you Dad. I always had fond memories of your Mom and Dad. I remember when they were married, and all the beautiful items they received from family and friends. I would go over to Grandpa Wilshire's house and see the beautiful gifts. I was probably a round 10 or 11. I always thought JaneAnn and Bobby were the best couple ever. I think I had a crush on Bobby. Lol. I remember another time I was in college at Marshall . JaneAnn and Bobby invited me to dinner at you Grandmother's house. I was so nervous ,because I wanted to make a good impression. I arrived and we were seated for dinner. Iced tea was served first. There were these cute little dishes with a white substance and a cute little spoon resting in the tiny bowl. I took the spoon and started to put the white substance in my tea...then JaneAnnasked me if I liked salt in my tea. Mortified I said no., I thought that was sugar. Little did I know it was salt. But your Mom and Dad and grandparents got a big chuckle and tried to comfort my laughable mistake. Well Sweetheart JaneAnn and Bobby were meant to be with each other in in life and now in Heaven. I will be praying 🙏for you and your family. God Bless you and comfort you at this time. Just dwell on all the beautiful memories. I
Eric and Liz Stillwaughsays
Our prayers are with Bob's family at this sad time. We always looked forward to our visits with him and his special bear HUGS whenever you saw him. Always enjoyed our special dinner every year at the gardens gate for liver and Onions. We both have very fond memories of Bob especially Eric who grew up knowing him since childhood.
Doug & Kimberly Eitingsays
What a wonderful day to celebrate the life of Bob! Bob was always the first to greet us when we reached our cottage on Manitoulin Island and the last to see us off as we headed home. We will miss our time together with him and his ever present smile and laugh. What a privilege to have known such a kind man with such a big heart. Love and Hugs to you Kathryn.