Robert Lee “Bob” Laferty
Robert Lee “Bob” Laferty, age 64, of Tiro, died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.
Bob was born February 6, 1954 at the family home in Shiloh to Joshua and Mildred I. (Simmermacher) Laferty. He was a 1973 graduate of South Central High School and EHOVE Joint Vocational School where he was in the Machine Trades program. Bob was retired from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company in Willard after 29 years of service. He enjoyed being outdoors and especially liked tinkering on cars in his garage.
Bob loved his family, especially his wife, children, and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Deborah M. “Debbie” (Osborne) Laferty, whom he wed on August 4, 1984; 7 children: Robert Lee “B.J.” Laferty, Jr. of Willard, Carrie (Dan) Weisenberger of Bellevue, Tabitha Laferty of Shelby, Samantha (Nathan) Shepherd of Tiro, Jocelyn Laferty of Galion, Todd (Misty) Laferty of Galion, and Jessica (Jacob) Dapper of North Robinson; 13 grandchildren with one on the way; his mother: Mildred I. Laferty of Tiro; 5 siblings: Betty (Charles) Osborne of Tiro, Jean (Kevin) Phelps of Crestline, Cathy (Bruce) Petty of Tiro, Dennis (Amanda) Laferty of Tiro, Joshua (Colleen) Laferty, Jr. of Nevada; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father: Joshua Laferty in 2017; a son-in-law: Mark Blunt; a granddaughter: MacKenzie Blunt; and 2 nephews: Bradley Petty and Kevin Phelps, Jr.
Family and friends are welcome on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 3-5 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will follow at 5 pm with his nephew, Pastor Dennis Laferty, Jr., officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Turner Funeral Home.
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