Bob was born Robert Lynn King on July 13th, 1947 in Huron, SD to Donald and Florence (Cable) King. He spent his early years growing up on a farm near Wessington, SD. He graduated from Wessington High School in 1966. He then began his working life and also enlisted in the SD National Guard. He was honorably discharged in 1972. Bob was united in marriage to Becky Edinger on March 16th, 1969 in Aberdeen, SD. To their union two sons were born, Jason and Pat. The couple divorced in 1983. Bob began working at Black Thunder Coal Mine at Wright, Wyoming in December 1979 where he worked for the next 25 years. Bob was united in marriage to Judy Varner Benshoof on August 22, 1996 at The Country Church. They spent their married life near Newcastle. Bob loved to travel and drove truck across country for several years after retiring from the mine. He and Judy had great times traveling from coast to coast and all points between with their beloved dog, Mya.
His deepest, and greatest, pride and joy were in his two sons.
Bob was a giving man that never withheld his time, financial assistance, or compassion from anyone in need. He served his fellow man with quiet humbleness and will be missed by many.
The Lord took Bob home on Thursday, August 14th, 2014. Left to grieve his absence in their lives, but so grateful for having shared his, are his wife Judy, his two sons Jason, (Kari, and Zack), Spearfish, SD, and Pat, Belle Fourche, SD, and his sons' mother, Becky, Hill City, SD. Also surviving are his sisters, Sandra Beerman, Huron, SD, Connie Schroeder, Sioux Falls, SD, Kathy O'Connor, Belle Fourche, SD, Pat (Steve) Brown, Pierre, SD, Sherry (Robert) Lichty, Wessington, SD, and Janelle (David) Zerfoss, Wessington, SD; his brothers, Dennis, Newcastle, Ronnie (Cindy), Kevin (Cody) all of Belle Fourche. Two step-children Debora (Walt) Patterson, Buffalo, WY , and Dan (Leslie) Benshoof, Shelly, MN, two step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sister Debra, brother Gene, and infant brother, Keith and many nieces and nephews.
Services for Bob will be held Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 2 PM at the Weston County Senior Citizens Center, Newcastle, Pastor Bill Haley officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery, Newcastle.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Bob's name to The Country Church, Four Corners, WY, 82715 or to the Weston County Helping Hands Foundation, Newcastle, WY. 82701
Arrangements are in the care of Worden Funeral Directors, Newcastle. , WY.
Greenwood Cemetery (Newcastle)
570 S. Spokane Ave.
Newcastle, WY, 82701
AUG 18. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Worden Funeral Directors
111 South Railway Ave.
Newcastle, WY, US, 82701
AUG 19. 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Weston County Senior Services Center
627 Pine Street
Newcastle, WY, US, 82701