Robert C. “Bob” Kellogg, 80, of 209 Green Tree Lane, Bellefontaine, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty, surrounded by his family and wife of 60 years, Jackie Hofmann Kellogg.
Bob was born April 26, 1937, a son of the late Robert Kellogg and Jeannette Rea Johns.
Bob is also survived by his five children, Kim (Jeff) Kellogg-Martin, Kathy (Kevin) Berg, Robert O. (Richard) Kellogg, Chris (Judy) Kellogg and Kelly (Larry) Pool; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two on the way; and a cousin, Linda Rea Cerwinsky.
Bob joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in San Diego, Calif., where he and Jackie were married. After his honorable discharge, they returned to Logan County and started their family. Bob worked many jobs over his working life — sometimes two and three jobs at a time.
Bob was a 1955 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and he obtained his teaching degree with honors from Urbana College. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Dayton.
Bob previously worked at Insley’s Pharmacy, with the railroad, Vicario’s Shoe Store, Rockwell International, Firestone Tire and served as a bailiff at Bellefontaine Municipal Court. Bob also worked at the Logan County Educational Service Center, was a Bellefontaine City Parks supervisor and worked at the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office where he implemented and directed the diversion program.
Bob was a member of the Bellefontaine Jaycees Club and was a member of the SunTree East Board in Arizona, where Bob and Jackie spent their winters in Scottsdale for more than 15 years.
Long associated with scholastic, independent and recreation programs in Bellefontaine and the county, he played and coached American Legion baseball and received the 1978-1979 West Central Ohio Conference sports league sportsmanship award; served as the athletic director at Riverside School, coached baseball and girls basketball; was a former sports editor for the Bellefontaine Examiner, was a basketball and football official throughout Ohio, served as a representative for Hi-Point Baseball Association and the Bellefontaine Softball Association which he served as a former president, and he was a commissioner of the WCOC league.
His passion were sports, softball and he also went to Cooperstown. He enjoyed playing tennis with his friends out west and in Bellefontaine, and shared witty stories and jokes. Bob touched the lives of many people in this community. He had the gift of gab and enjoyed folks from all walks of life Bob will be missed by his large family. He, alongside his wife, served as amazing role models, as they both started college after having a large family and attained the dream of having careers — not just jobs, that made a difference in the lives of others.
A celebration of life service will be in January. In addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bellefontaine City Parks and Recreation, 135 N. Detroit St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Funeral arrangements are in care of Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine, and condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.