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Robert Lee “Bob” Haynes

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Robert Lee “Bob” Haynes

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11 Aug 2016 (aged 81)
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Kettle Falls, Stevens County, Washington, USA Add to Map
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HAYNES, Robert Lee, Lt Col. (Ret)

Lifelong Kettle Falls resident Bob Haynes passed away August 11, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born April 5 1935 in Old Kettle Falls to James and Gladys (Bell) Haynes. He grew up with five brothers and five sisters in Peachcrest. Growing up with a strong work ethic, he was employed by the railroad and local sawmills as a teenager, then married Lucille Subasic in 1957 and settled in Kettle Falls, WA.

He purchased and never sold his first logging truck which he affectionately named "Bertha". His business expanded over the years to a large enterprise of logging, trucking and road building. Chances are if you drive in the mountains of Stevens, Ferry or Pend O'rielle counties, most likely he built the road you are driving on.

He joined the National Guard, serving until retirement, then joined the Washington State Guard, from which he recently retired. He was very proud of his great-grandson Colby Simons, who joined the army and is currently stationed in Lithuania.

His patriotism led him to join many clubs and organizations over the years, including the American Legion, where he was Commander and a Lifetime member; his father and mother were charter members of the same post, #146. Many will remember him teaching local schools U.S. Flag etiquette, and he also belonged to WA Contract Loggers Assn., was a life member of the Sons of the Union Veterans, Hoo-Hoo Intl., among other groups. Working with fellow legionnaire, best friend Jerry Vincent and others, they established Grandview Cemetery Association. The association restored Grandview Cemetery where Memorial Day services are still held.

Being a prolific reader and history buff, his interests were mostly in military and American history. Many people came to him for advice and help, he was always willing to give it to whomever needed it. Gardening and his orchard were favorite summer past times, he loved sharing the harvest with friends and family. Enjoying the open road, Bob and Jerry looked forward to trips on their Harley's, some destinations as far away as Ft. McMurry, British Columbia.

Many hours were spent on genealogy research on the Haynes side of the family. He discovered that he was a direct descendant of King Robert the Bruce of Scotland. Through Jerry Vincent's wife Nita, he found that he had a cousin from Southern California, Billie (Haynes) Padilla who also was researching the family history. They joined forces and worked diligently through time to trace the family's history, traveling to Indiana several times digging up family roots.

Bob is survived by his wife, Lu; daughters Cristi, Shellee and Kelly, all of Kettle Falls. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Shelby, Jaimie, Jolyn; and great-grandchildren Colby, Anna, Sullivan, Sky, Aryah, and Freya; brothers Jack and Mike; and sisters Arletta, Barbara, Linda, Carlie and Kathy. He was preceded in death by a son, his parents, granddaughter Jessica, his brothers Jim, Ershal and William "Jolly".

Memorial services will be held at the Kettle Falls Middle School gymnasium on Thursday, August 18, at 1p.m. Graveside services will be at the Kettle Falls Cemetery, wake to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arden Faith Baptist Church, in care of Pastor Arthur Houk.

Published in Spokesman-Review on Aug. 17, 2016
HAYNES, Robert Lee, Lt Col. (Ret)

Lifelong Kettle Falls resident Bob Haynes passed away August 11, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born April 5 1935 in Old Kettle Falls to James and Gladys (Bell) Haynes. He grew up with five brothers and five sisters in Peachcrest. Growing up with a strong work ethic, he was employed by the railroad and local sawmills as a teenager, then married Lucille Subasic in 1957 and settled in Kettle Falls, WA.

He purchased and never sold his first logging truck which he affectionately named "Bertha". His business expanded over the years to a large enterprise of logging, trucking and road building. Chances are if you drive in the mountains of Stevens, Ferry or Pend O'rielle counties, most likely he built the road you are driving on.

He joined the National Guard, serving until retirement, then joined the Washington State Guard, from which he recently retired. He was very proud of his great-grandson Colby Simons, who joined the army and is currently stationed in Lithuania.

His patriotism led him to join many clubs and organizations over the years, including the American Legion, where he was Commander and a Lifetime member; his father and mother were charter members of the same post, #146. Many will remember him teaching local schools U.S. Flag etiquette, and he also belonged to WA Contract Loggers Assn., was a life member of the Sons of the Union Veterans, Hoo-Hoo Intl., among other groups. Working with fellow legionnaire, best friend Jerry Vincent and others, they established Grandview Cemetery Association. The association restored Grandview Cemetery where Memorial Day services are still held.

Being a prolific reader and history buff, his interests were mostly in military and American history. Many people came to him for advice and help, he was always willing to give it to whomever needed it. Gardening and his orchard were favorite summer past times, he loved sharing the harvest with friends and family. Enjoying the open road, Bob and Jerry looked forward to trips on their Harley's, some destinations as far away as Ft. McMurry, British Columbia.

Many hours were spent on genealogy research on the Haynes side of the family. He discovered that he was a direct descendant of King Robert the Bruce of Scotland. Through Jerry Vincent's wife Nita, he found that he had a cousin from Southern California, Billie (Haynes) Padilla who also was researching the family history. They joined forces and worked diligently through time to trace the family's history, traveling to Indiana several times digging up family roots.

Bob is survived by his wife, Lu; daughters Cristi, Shellee and Kelly, all of Kettle Falls. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Shelby, Jaimie, Jolyn; and great-grandchildren Colby, Anna, Sullivan, Sky, Aryah, and Freya; brothers Jack and Mike; and sisters Arletta, Barbara, Linda, Carlie and Kathy. He was preceded in death by a son, his parents, granddaughter Jessica, his brothers Jim, Ershal and William "Jolly".

Memorial services will be held at the Kettle Falls Middle School gymnasium on Thursday, August 18, at 1p.m. Graveside services will be at the Kettle Falls Cemetery, wake to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arden Faith Baptist Church, in care of Pastor Arthur Houk.

Published in Spokesman-Review on Aug. 17, 2016


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/168585268/robert_lee-haynes: accessed ), memorial page for Robert Lee “Bob” Haynes (5 Apr 1935–11 Aug 2016), Find a Grave Memorial ID 168585268, citing Meyers Falls Cemetery, Kettle Falls, Stevens County, Washington, USA; Maintained by Jim Lee (contributor 46942055).