Robert (Bob) Maurice Moxcey
Robert (Bob) Maurice Moxcey passed away peacefully in his home on February 4, 2018. He was born June 16, 1931 in Portland, Maine to Richard and Birdena Moxcey. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Richard, and his two sisters, Patricia and Mickey, and his son, Louis.
He served in the US Navy and US Air Force. Bob was stationed in Europe and many bases in the United States. He retired from the Air Force in 1973 as a Master Sergeant flight simulator technician. He then went to work for the FAA as an electrician. He retired from the FAA in 2004. Bob was always a hard worker who wanted to know everything he could about the subject at hand. He was also a great teacher for those of us who wanted to learn about the world around us as well.
Bob enjoyed traveling the country, in the hopes of expanding his ever growing collection of rocks, geodes, and minerals. He shared the rocks with whoever was interested in them and enjoyed telling stories about them and his adventures obtaining them. He was known in the neighborhood as the ‘Rock Man’.
Family was always very important to Bob, and the highlight of his week was Saturday night dominos. After a family dinner every Saturday night, the table would be cleared, and the dominoes would come out. Each one of his grandchildren and great grandchildren has at some point sat at the table and mixed the dominoes.
The nurses at Okaloosa Heart and Vascular Center remember him as ‘Mr. Sunshine’.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Doris, his son, Michael (Carol), his daughter, Bonny Crews (Steve), daughter-in-law, Nancy. His grandchildren; Karen, Matthew, Rob Crews (Crystal), Mike Crews, Greg, Ben (Maegan), and great grandchildren; Abby, Alex, RJ, Emilie, Cameron and Madilynn. There are also numerous other special children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who meant so much to Bob. Bob has touched the lives of so many, he will be greatly missed by all of us.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Robert L F Sikes Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview, Fl 32539.
There will be a memorial service with military honors at Sunset Cemetery on February 17, 2018 at 10:00am.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com