COLEBROOK - Robert Christie Stinson Sr., 86, went to be with Jesus on Aug. 4, 2012, after a battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Cleveland, the son of Charles Clifford Stinson and Clara Ida (Keldorf) Stinson.
He grew up in Colebrook and lived on the same farm from the age of 2.
Robert "Bob" attended the Greene Church of the Nazarene during his childhood years and was the Young People's president.
At age 17, Bob started milking cows and shipping milk.
He served his country as a soldier in the 103rd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.
Following the war, Bob returned to Colebrook and married Doris Aileen Hammond, his ''Babe,'' and resumed dairy farming. He also sold Christmas trees, farm equipment, and made and sold maple syrup.
In addition to his deep appreciation of life on the farm, Bob loved barbecuing chicken for his family and listening to old gospel and country music records. He also spoiled his dog and faithful companion, Daisy.
Bob is survived by Doris, his wife of 65 years; four children, Robert C. (Mary) Stinson Jr. of Colebrook, Aileen A. Hammond of Canton, the Rev. Thomas J. (Pepper) Stinson of Maysville, Ky., and Jane (Chet) King of Kissimmee, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Robin Hatcher, Robert C. Stinson III, David Stinson, Melissa Schrader, Cindy Schwab, Stacia Trump, Michael Stinson, Phillip Stinson, Mathew King and Allison King; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services officiated by Pastor Jim Elkin will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Paine-Guerriero Funeral Home, 140 E. Main St., Orwell, OH 44076.
Burial will take place at the Colebrook Township South Cemetery with U.S. Army military honors.
Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family's deep appreciation goes out to Hospice of the Western Reserve for their kind and compassionate care.