Robert Craig "Bob" Minor

July 19, 1933May 14, 2019

Robert Craig “Bob” Minor, a resident of Homewood, AL was born in Moulton, AL on July 19, 1933 and passed away peacefully on May 14, 2019 at the age of 85.

Bob played football for Moulton High School where he graduated; he served our country in the U.S. Army and afterwards received a business degree from the University of North Alabama. He retired from State Farm after many years of service and owned and operated a Private Investigator Business for 20 years. He was a member of the Cahaba Valley Elks and the American Legion in Homewood, AL.

Bob enjoyed playing pool and hosting tournaments at his home. He loved woodworking and making things, he built three house boats, lots of various furniture and keepsakes, such as rocky horses and flag cases. He was very inventive and he loved to create new things. He loved life and loved to tell jokes and make others laugh. He was a kind and generous man and was loved by all.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Betty Minor; two children, Ann Newman (Phillip) of Homewood, AL, and Alan W. Helmes (Denise) of Irondale, AL; three grandchildren, Robby Newman (Elise), Amy Atkisson(Deidre) and Becky Brown (Jonathan); five great grandchildren; Ally Brown, Reily Brown, Sam Brown, Ben Newman, and Hazel Newman; several other extended family members and many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, James Everett Minor and Lucy Craig Minor and one daughter, Susan Morgan.

Celebration of life visitation will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel from 6:00pm until 8:00pm and Friday; May 17, 2019 at 1:00pm; service at 2:00pm followed by his burial in Oakwood Memorial Gardens, in Gardendale, AL.


  • Celebration of Life Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, May 17, 2019


Robert Craig "Bob" Minor

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Nancy Drummond

May 17, 2019

I didn't even know Bob has passed away until I happened to see it on Facebook (which I do not check regularly). Bob was a good man and fabulous father. Over the 40+ years I knew him, he was always there for his family and friends. And, always loved to tell a joke and make everyone laugh. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Betty, Ann and the rest of the family. I didn't get to see or talk to Bob very often in his latter years, but I will always remember him and the true friend that he was. I will miss him not being here with us, but I know he is in a much better place. God bless each of you and give you the strength to get through this terrible time. Love Always, Nancy Drummond.

Steve Gray

May 16, 2019

Bob Minor is a great friend of mine and we first became acquainted about 1989. His demeanor and his sense of humor will forever be cherished to me. I met Bob while I was an accident investigator for for the U. S. Dept of Transportation and then , as I have done investigation for a law firm, I have worked with Bob on cases representing numerous clients with catastrophic injuries. It has been a pleasure to know Bob Minor and to work with him. May God Bless the Minor Family....

Ed Zwilling

May 15, 2019

I was in my workshop making an Adirondack table when my sister texted me that Bob had passed. I had been thinking about Bob a lot lately as everything I know about woodworking I learned from Bob. I’ve been making a lot of sawdust lately and planned to show him pictures of the Adirondack chairs and table when they were done and tell him about the planer I bought for the project. He will be missed. You just couldn’t be unhappy around Bob. He was always full of joy and he delighted in making others smile. Rest In Peace my friend.