Robert A. “Bob” Embree, 84, of Princeton, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at home. He was born July 26, 1937 in Princeton to Harry Rob and Bernice (Hurst) Embree. He served in the Army National Guard from 1961 to 1968. He had worked at Whirlpool and as a painter before becoming fortunate enough to work for the Princeton Fire Department for 40 years. He served as the Fire Chief for 22 years before retiring in 2006. He was Chief during the construction of the new Fire Station and along with the rest of the firefighters worked in designing the plan for the building. He was a member of Firefighters Union Local 1634 and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Club of Princeton. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a knowledgeable Princeton historian and an entertaining storyteller.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Diane M. Walter (Mark), Ann Smith (Dickie), Amy Fieldbinder (Neil) and Carol Embree; grandchildren, Brittney Wetekamp (Nathan), Christinia Franklin (Quincy), Nathan Embree, Bobby Embree and Katie Sue Embree; great grandchildren, Quintin, Zoie, Jamari and Khili Franklin and Luna Embree; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Cochran and Ronald Schettler.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary Jane (Cochran) Embree; daughter, Debra Sue Lasley; sons, Mark Allen, Stephen Wayne and Matthew Allen Embree; and sister, Sandra Sue Schettler.
A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Thomas Hubachek officiating. Burial will follow at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton with Military Graveside Services provided by Retired Military Veterans. Visitation will be on Friday evening from 4 until 8 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be donated to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, HDSA Indiana Chapter, PO Box 40464, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Embree family.
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