Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL


Robert Michael Menge

January 27, 1949June 28, 2020

Robert Michael Menge, 71, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL at Baptist Heart Hospital in Jacksonville, Fl.

Bobby graduated from Jones Business College, Jacksonville Fl. He worked at All Florida School Supply, a family business and the Internal Revenue System. He was of the Christian faith and informally mentored boys who needed direction for most of his life. He was severely handicapped, but lived an amazingly normal life in spite of his challenges.

He is predeceased by his father, Vernon Calhoun Menge and his mother, Eleanor Gooding Menge. He is survived by his brother James T. Menge (Jeanne Gaye), and two nieces, Jennifer Halsing (Dave) and Melanie Downs (Jules), and one nephew, Levi Downs.

There will be a private burial at Oaklawn Cemetary and a Zoom Memorial Service at a later date.


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Kay Colson

July 9, 2020

I knew Bobby throughout high school and always admired his courage. I am saddened by his passing and send blessings to his family.

Philip Smith

July 8, 2020

Bob and I were in mechanical drawing class together in high school. We sat next to each other for two years, and every day I would get out his work from our storage lockers. He had a great sense of humor and worked hard. He and I enjoyed sharing insults in the hallways as we passed during class changes. Bob was an inspiration to us all.

Glenn Morgan

July 8, 2020

I had several classes at Wolfson High School with Bob. He was always a man of good cheer even with the physical challenges that he faced. Regrettably I have not seen Bob since High School however it sounds as though he lived a life of helping others as he did in school with his great attitude. My sympathies to his family. There is solace in the fact that he is with his father God and is made whole through the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you all.

Stephanie Ibach

July 5, 2020

Gaye and Jim, I am thinking of you. Loved Bobby so and remember the many times together from the late sixties on. He always seemed to have such a happy spirit about him.

I remember when Eve was little and we would go to All Florida and how sweet he was to her and how glad he always seemed to see her. He will be missed and he was so lucky to have you, Jim, for his brother and you, Gaye, for his sister-in-law. I love you all.