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Robert Lee “Bob” Horsey, Jr.

June 12, 1959 - January 20, 2022

Robert Lee “Bob” Horsey, Jr., age 62, of Middletown, DE, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 20, 2022, after a 5 ½ year courageous and determined battle with cancer.

Born at Castle AFB in Merced, CA, on June 12, 1959, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Horsey and Elaine (Macpherson) Austin. Bob was a Teamster in Local 326 for over 35 years. Most recently he was employed by Trans Cargo LLC as a rail loader until he retired in May of 2021. He was a dedicated worker who loved to provide for his family. Bob enjoyed his job immensely and considered his co-workers dear friends.

He had a great sense of humor that was evident to everyone he met. He was quite the handyman and could repair almost anything. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed watching all motor sports, following current events, chatting with neighbors, and cutting the grass.  More than anything, Bob loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Stewart Horsey, step-father, John B. “Jack” Austin, and father-in-law, Donald Slothour. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Kimberly Jean (Slothour) Horsey; sons, Robert Horsey III (Stephanie) and Christopher Horsey; brother, Steven Horsey (Ruth Ann); aunt, Rhona Nicholls; granddaughters, Hailey and Hannah; mother-in-law, Gail Slothour; sister-in-law, Karen Conner (Cater); brother-in-law, Scott Slothour (Cyndi); numerous nieces and nephews, a great-niece, great-nephews, and several cousins. He will be missed by his faithful pup, Roxy.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 1 pm on Friday, January 28, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of their vaccination status. Interment will follow in St. Georges Cemetery, Kirkwood-St. Georges Road, St. Georges, DE.

Any friends or family who are unable to attend the services for Bob may live stream the service by clicking here. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to the Lone Survivor Foundation, 1414 11th Street, Huntsville, TX 77340.

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  • It is with a sad heart that I hear of Bob‘s passing. Thoughts are with you Kim and your boys and their families too. Wishing you strength and courage in the days ahead.

  • Kim, Robby, Chris and Steve. I’m so very sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was definitely one of the good men you seldom come across nowadays. I worked with him for 7 years at Trans Cargo, and met him at many family functions when his brother Stewart was married to my sister Lynn Horsey. I was amazed when he came back to work after his diagnosis. It was obvious he wanted to max out his pension to provide for his family even after he was gone. That’s the n nd of guy he was, and I was honored to know w him. May God bless you all. RIP My friend.

  • My heart is heavy for your loss my friend. Praying and love being sent to you and your family.
    Love Cheryl and Doug Jumps

  • Uncle Bobby will be missed dearly, but his memories will always be with me. He always made me and Cam laugh when we would get the chance to go to the Horsey’s house after school (some of our favorite school days). Like Aunt Kim said, he had a great sense of humor which was always clear… and for us it was usually via jokes about his crazy puppers! He was so strong and I’m sure his fight against cancer is very inspiring to others diagnosed, as he outlived his expected time with us. We will miss him ❤️

  • May you rest peace old child hood friend from south independent blvd Jefferson farms an high school friend. Good bless your family. Love carol logan an family

  • Dear Mrs.Horsey and family. I am saddened of the news of Bob. I grew up with that family. I will try to be at services Friday. God bless you!

  • Kim & Family please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kim,
    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear husband. I know from all I have heard that Bob fought a valiant fight. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Susan Keinan-Wilcox

  • Dear Kim, Robbie, Christopher, & Family,

    Our Sympathies to You All! We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We are Thinking of You All.

    Love,
    The Eriksens
    (Dawna, Doug, Marjie, & Seth)

  • To Kim and family, my condolences on this sad turn of a page in life’s book. I know you are relieved Bob no longer suffers but will miss his presence. May good memories fill your longing.
    L.I.P.E.O. Barbara

  • Kim, and Bob’s family & friends…

    I am keeping you all in prayer. Kim, you are the only one I actually know. Wanted to tell you how much I admire how you’ve gotten through these years with the help of our Lord Jesus. I wish I knew what else to say. Please let me know if there’s anything you need, no matter when.

  • I knew Robert from working with Him at Trans cargo I known Bob for a long time always treated me good when he would see me. My thoughts & prayers go out to his Family during this difficult time. R.I.P. MY FRIEND TILL WE MEET AGAIN …

  • I also knew Bob from being a TEAMSTER Myself he Is With The Gang from Trans cargo that passed on he is with Dave torterotot, Frank Prentice, Chris Prentice, George Parker, there’s more but too many to list. Say Hello to The Rail gang from me Horsey. That’s name WE Always Called Him. R.I.P. BUD U WERE A AWESOME GUY TO WORK WITH WILL MISS YOU MY FRIEND…….

  • Dear Kim, Chris, and Rob, and the rest of the family. I am keeping you all in prayer, knowing that you are being held and embraced in your grief by God who loves you and is grieving with you. May you be blessed with wonderful memories of Bob and may you be surrounded by God’s peace and the love of family and friends. May you all be comforted knowing that Bob has no more pain, no more sickness, and no more suffering as he now rests in the arms of his Lord and Savior!

  • Kim, Doug and I are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.