Robert L. Huskey, age 81, of Pickerington, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Wesley Ridge. Born December 4, 1935 in Columbus, he was a 1954 graduate of South High School. Retired from the Columbus Dispatch circulation department and was a member of the Wolfe Quarter Century Club. Past member of Charity Newsies, Old Trinity Lutheran Church, and the Columbus Federation of Musicians Local 103. Bob was a lifelong musician, fronting his own dance band for 30+ years. He enjoyed bowling and golf.
Preceded in death by his son, Robert D. Huskey in 1993; mother, Dorothy (Frank) Bussart; father, Clarence (Rita) Huskey; nephew, Steven Huskey; sister-in-law, Shirley Huskey; mother- and father-in-law, Edna and Earl Hoover.
Survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Huskey; children, Chris (Nancy) Huskey, David (Kristi) Huskey, Suzie Huskey, Mindy (Mike) Murphy, Johnny (Susan) Huskey; grandchildren, Misti, Tom (Jessica), Jeremy Huskey, Matt Sermon, Danny (Danielle), Nick (Lauren), Ryan, Jack, and Lainee Huskey, Michael Nicklas; brother, Clarence “Del” (Pat) Huskey; nephews, Larry (Cindy), Harry (Karen), Scott (Tresa), Clark (Julie) Huskey; niece, Debbie (Ward) Sheppard, and their families; special cousin, Joyce (Russ) Herboltzheimer; other many friends and cousins.
Friends may visit 4-8 pm Thursday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Road N. (St. Rt. #256), Pickerington, where funeral service will be held 10:30 am Friday. Interment Violet Cemetery.
We want to thank the staff at Wesley Ridge Assisted Living for their compassionate care. We also want to thank the Violet Township Fire Department for their kind assistance.
Friends who wish may contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association, American Diabetes Association, or American Cancer Society in Bob’s memory.
As he comes to Heaven’s gate, we can hear him say, “Hi, I’m Bob Huskey. I’m a drummer.”