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Robert Wayne Halt, 96, of Terre Haute, passed away Tuesday evening, Aug. 29, 2017, in his home surrounded by loving family members. He was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Cory, to Virgil and Vera Halt.
He was a graduate of Honey Creek High School and played varsity basketball for four years. His passion was working on his farm for over 65 years. He also worked a few years in a coalmine and served as a school bus driver.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Kiva Mae Halt; his parents; and siblings, Estel "Chub" Halt, Pearl Stewart and Cecil Halt; and his great-grandson, Samuel Joseph All.
Surviving are his two daughters, Barbara Beadle of Indianapolis and Joyce Jensen of Terre Haute; four grandchildren, Tamara Stultz and husband, Kent, Scott Beadle and wife Melissa, Melody Brooks and husband Jason, and Melinda All and husband Justin; nine great-grandchildren, Dustin Anderson, Gregory Stultz, Graham Stultz, Cameron Beadle, Ian Brooks, Joy Brooks, Julia Beadle, Wesley All and Vivian All; as well as many brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and extended family members.
Bob was a long-time member of Faith Wesleyan Church, formerly Greenwood Street Wesleyan Church, and was a faithful and loyal servant to his church. He taught an adult Sunday School class, served as Sunday School superintendent for many years, served on the local board of administration for more than 50 years, provided for the lawn care needs for over 18 years, and was the greeter at church for over 60 years. He especially enjoyed welcoming people and getting to know each person by their first name. Most of all, Bob loved the Lord with his whole heart, had a passion for reading God's Word daily, and especially enjoyed being in God's house with God's people. He and his wife enjoyed entertaining people in their home, hosting parties and hayrides, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the nurses and aides at Harrison Crossing for their care of Bob during the last 4 ½ months and Heart to Heart Hospice.
Visitation will be at Faith Wesleyan Church on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, from 2 until 6 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held at Faith Wesleyan Church on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dan Gormong officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The procession will leave DeBaun Springhill Chapel at 3:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Wesleyan Church Music Ministry. Online condolences can be made at:
www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Published on August 30, 2017
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