Robert Francis Racine
May 6, 1940 – March 7, 2018
Robert “Bob” Francis Racine, 77, of Brooksville, Florida, lost his battle to cancer in the loving care of his daughter on March 7, 2018.
Bob is survived by his beloved pup Harry, daughter Tracey Rhoden, son James Racine, grandson Brendan Rhoden, granddaughters, Caitlin Rhoden and Ashley Rhoden, brothers Ronald Racine, Richard (Patricia) Racine, William (Kathy) Racine, Thomas (Candy) Racine, Michael (Debbie) Racine, sister, Darlene Racine, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Gertrude Racine, birth mother Eleanor Hand, and, sons, Robert Racine and Timothy Racine. Bob was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother and friend to all.
Bob was a proud U.S. Veteran, serving in the United States Army from 1959-1961. In his retirement years, Bob enjoyed being a Real Estate agent and handyman. As a young man, he played ice hockey, which led to his life-long love of the sport; he was a loyal Tampa Bay Lighting and 72-year Chicago Cubs fan. Bob was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, crabbing and camping. He spent his days hanging out with Harry, watching old movies and always listened to country and western music. Bob was always there to help family, friends and neighbors with whatever they needed.
A special thank you to Florida Cancer Specialists Brooksville, and St. Joseph’s South Hospital for their loving care and support.
Funeral services for Bob will be held on March 23, 2018 at 11:30 am at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida where he will be laid to rest.
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March 20, 2018
Bob will be missed for his sense of humor, his corney jokes, his kind heart and willingness to help others. When ever anyone would be in our office and speak a different language he would say "You do and you will clean it up" , every now and then I find myself saying it. I pray for comfort and strength for all of you, he is no longer in pain and I find peace knowing I will see him again