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Robert Walter Schmock, 73, of Battle Creek died Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Laurels of Bedford, after a long courageous battle with Parkinson's disease and cancer.

Bob was born March 4, 1946 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of Walter and Evelyn Mae (White) Schmuck. He was raised in Battle Creek and was a 1964 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. After high school Robert lived in California, where he attended trade school. When Bob returned to Battle Creek he was employed as a forklift operator for Clark Equipment Company until they closed. He was then employed for Eaton Corporation in Marshall as a forklift operator, in assembly and several other areas, until his health declined and he had to take a disability retirement.

Surviving are his daughter, Staci (Jay) Vought of Rochester Hills, MI; two grandchildren, Hannah and Jack Vought; his sister, Faith Nassett of Battle Creek; and a nephew, Michael Nassett. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Karen Schmuck; and an infant sister, GayLaWynn Schmuck.

Bob loved antique cars, going to car shows and worked hard restoring a Model A Ford. He loved the outdoors, the sway and smell of pine trees, canoeing with his family and especially spending time with his family and grandchildren, who he adored. Bob had a strange, quirky personality, always had a smile and loved to tease people and make them laugh. Robert will always be remembered as caring for others, especially those down on their luck.

Service will be announced here by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. If you have any questions prior to that please call us at 269-962-5527. Inurnment will be held at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.