2016-05-24 / Obituaries

Robert Bain Jr., 93


Robert Bain Jr. Robert Bain Jr. Robert Bain, Jr., 93, of Reelsville, passed away at Putnam County Hospital, May 15, 2016.

Bob was born February 4, 1923, in Brazil, Indiana the son of Robert Sr. and Etta (Hale) Bain. He attended Brazil High School before serving his country in the United States Army. Bob married Betty Mercer on April 5, 1947. He worked as a farmer throughout his life. Bob also worked for the American Bearing Company, in Indianapolis, as a supervisor for the Putnam County Highway Department, and Walmart Distribution, in Greencastle.

Bob was a faithful member of the Putnamville Baptist Church. He was a founding member of the Reelsville Fire Department and had been a member of the Carbon Masonic lodge. Bob was very active in Putnam County politics. He has served as a precinct committeeman and ran for Putnam County Council.

Bob was a dedicated employee wherever he worked. He retired from Walmart Distribution at the age of 87. Because of his devotion he was awarded the Indiana’s “Outstanding Older Worker” award in 2003. This afforded him the opportunity to travel to Washington DC with his family and be acknowledged on a national level.

Bob was preceded in death by his granddaughter Haley Anna Bain, five half-brothers, and three half-sisters.

Bob is survived by his wife Betty Bain of Reelsville; four children: Sandy Hutcheson and husband Kenny of Reelsville, Sharon Blaydes and husband Stephen of Reelsville, Don Bain and wife Rita of Reelsville and Dan Bain and wife Dianna of Reelsville; grandchildren: Julie Peters and husband Mark, Ann Taylor, Jennifer Smith and husband Bryan, Pastor Stephen Paul Blaydes, Jr. and wife Rachelle, Gretchen Wallace and husband Ian, Lindsay Teipen and husband Aaron, Hilarie Pistelli and husband Pat, Valarie Bartrom and husband Phil, Daniel Robert Bain and fiancé Shawna Campbell; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister Fern Floyd of Indianapolis as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Services for Bob were held at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 on Thursday, May 19, 2016 with Pastors Stephen Blaydes Jr. and Rick Brown officiating. Burial with military rites, followed at Boone Hutcheson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Putnamville Baptist Church 637 E. U.S. Highway 40 Cloverdale, Indiana 46120 or the Reelsville VFD, PO Box 11, Reelsville, Indiana 46171. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

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