Pence, Robert J.
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Robert James Pence, age 72 of Prairieville Township, passed away on June 9, 2021. Bob was born on May 14, 1949 in Kingsley, Michigan, the son of James and Rosemary (Weber) Pence, who precedes him in death He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Judy (Cremeans) Pence, whom he married January 17, 1969; children: TK (Jen) Pence, Kim (Todd) Raab; grandchildren: Rip, Isabelle, Katie, Ethan; sisters: Barb (Dick) Johnson, Linice (Woody) Justice, Janice (Mike) Cooper; sisters-in-law: Donna (David) Hackney, Patty (Mark) Chaput; special brother-in-law, Roger (Gwen) Cremeans; special niece and nephew, Crystal and Andy; special great niece, McKenzie; close friends, Paul and Pam Marlett, and Dan Anson; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army. After his time in the service, Bob worked as a foreman for Checker Motors before owning and operating Pine Lake Boat and Motor for 33 years, retiring in 2008. Bob served his community as deputy chief of the Prairieville Fire Department since 1988. He most recently was named the Fire Chief and just had the honor of the fire station named after him on June 7th. Bob volunteered at Fort Custer National Cemetery on the Thursday Honor Guard providing many veterans with their final salute. In his free time, Bob enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, spending time at his cabin in Watersmeet, and playing cribbage. Bob will be most remembered as a great friend who was always willing to help others in need. Bob's family will receive friends on Friday, June 11, 2021, 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, June 12 at 10:30 A.M. at Doster Community Reformed Church with Pastor Rick Christy officiating. Interment at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Prairieville Township Fire Department. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Bob's family.