Robert “Bob” Haines, 78, passed away peacefully Friday morning, July 14, 2023, in Ellettsville, IN. He was born on December 25, 1944, in Washington, IN. He was the son of Ward and Elfreda (Nigg) Haines of Loogootee.
He was a proud father and grandfather, and his greatest love was spending time with his family.
Earlier in life, he attended Indiana State University (ISU) on an athletic scholarship to play baseball. He earned a B.S. and M.S. from ISU. He was a member of the Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. Bob taught Industrial Arts, Drivers Ed, and Math for over 25 years at Shoals Community Schools and Orleans Community Schools.
Bob enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing, and volunteering at Bedford’s IU Health Auxiliary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ralph Haines, and a sister who died at birth.
Bob is survived by his two children, Trisha Haines and husband Robert Fields, Dr. Robert Trent Haines-Hopper and husband Troy; two granddaughters, Ema (Justin) Haines and IsaBelle Haines-Fields; ex-wife and friend Sondra Evans; niece Kathy (Gary) Telford; and many other close family members.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation: https://www.helpfightra.org.
The family has chosen to have a private service in his honor.