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Obituary | Robert “Bob” Lincoln Pelkey

Robert “Bob” Lincoln Pelkey

Robert “Bob” Lincoln Pelkey

Robert “Bob” Lincoln Pelkey, 84, of Kingman, Arizona passed peacefully April 6, 2022.

He was a loving and faithful husband of 43 years to wife Marjorie “Sam” (Good) Pelkey. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for her.

He is preceded in death by his parents Albert & Devina (Ross) Pelkey. Bob was a brother to Frances, Jimmy, Vernard, Donald, JoJo, Jerry, Betty and Lena’ a father to daughters Erin Smith and Kimberly (Maddox) Gronskei and son Curtis Maddox; a grandfather of seven, a great-grandfather of seven and an absolute character loved by so many.

Bob was born in Hancock, Michigan on Feb. 12, 1938 and moved to Arizona in 1982 where he settled with his family. Bob had retired from Chemical Lime after 17 years of loyal service and lived out his remaining years doing what he loved most -- “Whatever I want.”

He was known as “Bad to the Bone” by his grandchildren, whom he cherished. Bob was a kind and fun-loving man. If he wasn’t cracking silly jokes out on the porch, he could be found down in Laughlin, playing keno and poker as he watched his favorite sports on television. His love for music and old black and white films was a treasure in itself. Bob will live on in our hearts forever.

There will not be services held as this was Bob’s wish. As Frank Sinatra would say “I did it my way,” and boy did he ever.

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