James R. “Bob” Volk, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Owensboro to the late Joseph E. and Anna Fuerst Volk.
Bob was of the Catholic faith and served in the U.S. Naval Reserves for six years. He retired from Business Equipment, Inc. where he had worked as a salesman for many years. Bob enjoyed U.K. Basketball, golf and playing cards. He was an outstanding handyman who was very particular with his work and would look for tasks to take on- he was a “doer”. However, he also made time for family. He loved their vacations together, especially to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. He loved Christmas and was always at the ready with the camcorder to capture those moments with the grandchildren. Bob will be missed by many and remembered as a man of principle.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters; Margaret Jane “Mottsie” Volk, Mary Elizabeth Hagan, Anna Louise “Sis” Castlen, Helen Jean Rhinerson, Judy Garvin and Agnes Myers; brothers, Joseph Edward Volk, Jr. and Thomas Richard Volk and a granddaughter, Erica Owen.
Bob is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Peggy Volk; a daughter, Stacey Owen (Rece); sons, Keith Volk (Sharon), Rodney Volk and Barry Volk (Lisa); eleven grandchildren, Brandon, Kaitlyn, Nolan, Drew, Meagan, Kim, Kelly, Kris, Kelsey, Sammy and Kasey; eighteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Volk; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, January 7 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory where visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 until 7:00 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Burial will be at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences and memories may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.