Robert Arthur Shanklin

Robert Arthur Shanklin

Milford - Robert (Bob) Arthur Shanklin of Milford, Michigan died peacefully at the age of 62 at Ascension Providence Hospital in Novi, Michigan on August 18, 2021.

Robert was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 16, 1959 to William Joseph Shanklin and Dorothy Andrews Shanklin (Scott).

Bob did a variety of jobs but spent most of his career working at the Ford Motor Company. He had a talent for fixing things and was always happy to help anyone having trouble with their vehicles. He was an expert at diagnosing problems and would describe in detail how to fix them even after he couldn't physically do the work any more himself.

He loved animals, especially his long-haired chihuahuas, Candy and Cotton, whom he devotedly cared for until they passed away in 2017. He had a keen sense of humor and enjoyed sharing jokes and bringing smiles to others. Bob liked listening to oldies rock music and was very knowledgeable about music and musicians especially those from the Detroit area. He enjoyed watching westerns, comedies, and historical shows.

Robert is survived by a sister, Pamela Shanklin; his twin brother, Mark Shanklin; a niece, Jackie Beaty; nephews, Scott Shanklin and David Shanklin; and many other family members and friends who dearly loved him.

Robert was predeceased by his parents, William and Dorothy; and a brother, Richard (Rick) Shanklin.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Posted online on September 13, 2021