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Robert Joseph ZilePassing: September 2, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday,Sep.6,2012, 10:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday,Sep.5,2012, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday,Sep.6,2012, 09:00 am - 10:00 am


Mitchell Cemetery


MITCHELL Robert Joseph Zile, 47, passed away at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2012, at his residence.

Born September 13, 1964, in Dayton, Kentucky, he was the son of Robert Leland Zile and Norma Lillian (Spencer) Zile. He married Irene Jeannette Stockton April 5, 1997.

He was an electrical engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane. Bob graduated from Holmes High School in 1982. He earned bachelor’s degrees from Northern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky. He was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church.

He volunteered at St. Vincent dePaul School as a tutor, Cub Scouts as a den leader, and with Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed wood working, and was a T’ai chi ch’uan Sifu, and Hamm Radio Operator.

Surviving: wife,
Irene Jeannette Stockton, Mitchell
Annabelle, Alexander, and Ruby, all at home
Daryl Wright, Elsmere, Kentucky
Roberta (Brad) Cobb, Cedar Park, Texas

His parents and sister, Yvonne Collins, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bro. Greg McBride and Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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14 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Amanda Brinkman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: September 6, 2012
    Irene and family, Bob was an amazing guy. He was always willing to help when someone was and need and that will never be forgotten. It was great to see all of you at camp and I hope his spirit continues to live on through all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
  2. Guest: Vonda Stevens | Bedford, IN
    Date: September 6, 2012
    Irene, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. If there is anything I can do, let me know Vonda Stevens
  3. Guest: Marsha Neal | Freelandville, IN
    Date: September 5, 2012
    Irene and family, I was so sorry to hear that Bob had passed away last Sunday. He had a tough going but you took great tender care of him during all of his (and your) tough times. You and your family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Marsha & Ed Neal
  4. Guest: Francie Leonard | Mitchell, IN
    Date: September 5, 2012
    Irene, I'm so sorry to hear about Bobby. I had been thinking about you, I hadn't seen you or Bobby for awhile at Bob Evans. I can only imagine how hard it has been for all of you. Take care and know that you and your family are in our prayers.
  5. Guest: Beth Raff | Bloomington, IN
    Date: September 5, 2012
    To Bobby's family - my deepest sympathy. I knew Bobby from Tai Chi. He was a lovely person and we will miss him.
  6. Guest: Amy Miller | Bedford, IN
    Date: September 4, 2012
    Irene and children, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing this past Sunday. Bob and your family have been in my prayers a long while. I will continue my prayers for you and I pray you find God's peace. Love You, Irene.
  7. Guest: Shawn Lewis | Bloomington, IN
    Date: September 4, 2012
    In deepest sympathy to Irene & the kids. I pray that the years you had together will give you the courage to continue forward.
  8. Guest: Jake Wonder | Crane, IN
    Date: September 4, 2012
    Sorry for your loss. Bob was one of the nicest co-workers I have known.
  9. Guest: Gloria Hudson | Bloomington, IN
    Date: September 4, 2012
    Irene and family - so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
  10. Guest: Ann W. Barnes | Bloomfield, IN
    Date: September 4, 2012
    I am so sorry for your loss of your husband, Irene. Bob fought a good fight and he was so lucky to have such a strong and caring person as you are to help him through it. I know it was a very difficult time for you, dear friend. Your and your family are in my prayers. Much Love, Ann
  11. Guest: Max & Donna Timbrook | Mitchell, IN
    Date: September 4, 2012
    Irene: Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and the children. As you know, your family has been in our daily prayers for many days. It may help to remember that our God always keeps His promises. Keep on believing. ... and keep on living that wonderful example of Faith that has been a strength to all of us who have walked the walk with you.
  12. Guest: Steve Barnes | Bloomfield, IN
    Date: September 4, 2012
    Irene I can barely imagine your grief from losing Bob, your husband and the father of your three children. I know him to be a warm, friendly, and curious person who was great company. Please take comfort knowing I along with your countless friends are all praying for your family.
  13. Guest: Sherry Feller | Bedford, IN
    Date: September 4, 2012
    Irene, I am so very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. You and your family have all have been on my prayer chain and will continue to be. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
  14. Guest: Mary Ellen | Oolitic, IN
    Date: September 4, 2012
    May God help you and your children in this great loss. Mary Ellen