Robert E. Duffey, 79 of Cambridge, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Bob was born in Zanesville, Ohio on March 24, 1943. He is the son of the late Edward E. and L. Pauline (Mehaffey) Duffey and his step-mother, Thelma Bucey Duffey. He was a lifelong area farmer and cowboy, an apprentice carpenter, a member of the Buggy Wheel Riding Club, a founding member of the Cassell Station Volunteer Fire Department and he worked for Champion Spark Plug. He was owner / operator of BD Trucking in Cambridge. He was an Adams Township Trustee, a proud member of the NRA, and on the board of the Guernsey County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the New Concord United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, raising horses, farming, watching westerns, traveling out west to their second home in Nevada, his ford trucks, working in his garage and teaching his grandchildren, telling stories, helping others and he never met a stranger, but most especially he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Bob is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart of 59 years, Maxine (Wilson) Duffey, whom he married on March 24, 1963; his children, Kristi Duffey Stillion, Sandy (Walter) Chalfant, Kerri Duffey; his grandchildren, Kayla Stillion, Mackenzie (Marissa) Jerles, Jake (Megan) Neff, Katelyn (Cole) Neff, Madison (Levi) Neff; his two great granddaughters, Mia Neff and Maelynn Neff; his sister, Jane (Jim) Gibson; his step sisters, Karen (John) Enos and Jeanine Thompson; his two nephews, Jim Gibson and Ben (Audra) Gibson; and numerous cousins and close friends.
In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard (Florence) Duffey and Clara P. Duffey, and Walter (Mary B. Oliver) Mehaffey; and his uncle, Earl Duffey; and nephew, Jon David Gibson.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Cassell Station Fire Department, 4000 Peters Creek Road, Cambridge, Ohio 43725.
In keeping with his wishes a caring cremation will take place and no services will be held at this time. The Farus Funeral Home of New Concord is caring for the Duffey family.