Robert Wakeley

Robert Wakeley

Wednesday, April 4th, 1934 Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

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Obituary for Robert L. Wakeley

A loyal and honest, ornery and giving man with an abundance of integrity, Robert L. Wakeley, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday April 15th, 2020. He was 86.

Robert was born on April 4, 1934 in Xenia, Ohio to Leila (Dakin) and Thurman Wakeley. He was a 1954 graduate of Wilbur Wright High School. He was inducted into the Wilbur Wright High School's Hall of Fame in 2014 for his athletic talents in football and basketball. He was a member of the Millennium Masonic Lodge, Dayton, the Shriner's of Dayton, the Milton Athletic Club and the Walnut Grove Country Club. Before retiring, he was the President/Owner of Tramco Mold, Inc. in Beavercreek for 33 years.

Robert considered himself a professional gin player and wagered his skills with various family and friends. He was a competitive man and loved the game of golf. In his competitive spirit, he also was an avid fan of the OSU Buckeyes, Cincinnati Reds and Dayton Flyers. Robert also enjoyed traveling, especially to Acapulco with his family. He will also be fondly remembered for his colorful metaphors, particularly while watching television.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carol Jean Wakeley (2015), son Robert "Bobby" Wakeley (2019), and grandson Daniel Folz (2019). He is survived by his two daughters, Cindy Wakeley (John Campbell), Pam Folz (Howard); five grandchildren, Bradley Wright, Elizabeth Schmittou (Brian), Amanda Wakeley, Robby Wakeley, and Laura Wakeley; and eight great-grandchildren, Claire, Drew, Noah, Adalynn, Bentley, Nathan, Brooklynn, and Lilly.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Monday, April 20th at Miami Valley Memory Gardens, Centerville.

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    1639 E. Lytle-Five Points Rd.
    Centerville, OH
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Scott Peters

Bob and I were fast friends when he owned Tramco - I remember his colorful sayings on the golf course -- He is and will be missed --- I am truly sorry to have lost touch over the years and know that we will see each other again.
Comment | Posted at 04:29pm via Condolence

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Sending our condolences, with thoughts of peace and courage for you.
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Cheryl Taylor

I remember Bob he was my step-brother. That was many many many years ago. My condolences to the Wakeley family. Iā€™m sure our mother will see him in heaven.šŸ™šŸ™šŸ™šŸ™šŸ˜‡
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John & Sarah Schaiper

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. All our love.
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I knew Bob almost my whole life. He married my beautiful cousin, Carol, when I was 9 years old. So many good memories. Condolences and love to all.
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