Frank Vogler & Sons


Robert John Grace

March 22, 1948November 7, 2020

Robert John Grace passed away on November 7, 2020 in Winston-Salem. He was born on March 22, 1948 in Syracuse, NY to the late Robert Raymond and Mary Ellen Parsons Grace. Bob worked most recently at Douglas Battery where he retired as Vice President. Bob enjoyed being on Smith Mountain Lake. He loved boating and fishing. He especially loved spending time with family and friends. Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Victoria Rose Grace; children, Lori (Bob) Kirkeby, Robert David (Julia) Grace, and Tom (Christine) Grace; 6 grandchildren; and siblings, David Grace and Lori Grace. Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.


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Ann Souder

November 13, 2020

My husband I only knew Bob for 2 years, but in that time We grew very fond of him as a neighbor and friend at Smith Mountain Lake. We also served on the Bridgewater Bay HOA board with him. He was a true gentleman, with a mild manner and outgoing personality and showed a true care for his fellow man. We will miss seeing Bob ride around the neighborhood in his golf cart with a smile and a wave for everybody! RIP Bob.


Ann and Tim Souder

Jeremy and Linda Robinson

November 12, 2020


We were saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was such a kind and fun person to be around. We always enjoyed spending time at your house back in the Douglas days.

We are praying for you and the rest of your family.

Sandy Cebollero

November 10, 2020

Dear Bob and Grace Family,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I remembered how much you talked about him and what a huge impact he had on your life. I hope throughout the weeks and months, you will find peace that surpasses all understanding. May you find moments to focus on the love and memories of your dad.

With Deepest Sympathy,
The Cebollero Family
Miguel, Sandy, Ava and Alex

John Edgar

November 10, 2020

Vicki, Lori, Bob and Tom, please know that Patti and I have all of you in our prayers. Bob’s always happy to see you smile, his contagious laugh, his positive attitude, his willingness to help anyone who needed help and his decades long friendship will be sorely missed.

Christa Langenburg

November 10, 2020

Dear Vicky, Lori and Bob, Bobby and Julia, Tom and Christine and family,

I am so very sad to learn of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. If there is anything I can do to support you, please know I am only a phone call away. I am thankful for the extra time you all had together after his diagnosis. I have many fond memories of times with your family over the years. May you have time together to reminisce and remember the good times and find comfort that parts of him will always live on in each of you and your children.

With deepest sympathy,
Christa Langenburg, Sebastian and Margaret

Eddie Yates

November 9, 2020


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of loss. I enjoyed my time working with Bob at Douglas and also the way you and Bob opened your home to all of us on many occasions.

Great memories,

Terri Whitmire

November 9, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. So sorry for your loss.

eric levin

November 9, 2020

My deepest condolences to your family! We will all miss him very much. I have many fond memories of Bob that I will treasure. Super bowl parties will not be the same without him. If there is anything I can do please call, I am always available. Sorry for your loss!!!

Sue Burkhart Poindexter

November 9, 2020

Dear Vicki and family,
I was terribly sorry to hear of Bob's passing which triggered a wealth of fond memories from days gone by. You are much on my mind and in my prayers. I hope that you are able to find some peace and comfort through the love, support, and reminisces that the coming days bring. May God bless you and hold you close always.