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Robert Alan Dimock
  • May 25, 1946
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  • February 06, 2021

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Robert Alan Dimock “Bob” 74 of Fort Myers, Fl passed away on February 6, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family and dear friends.

Bob was born on May 25, 1946 in Sherwood, Ohio to Harvey “Bud” Dimock and Marjorie Sohn. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1964. Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force upon his high school graduation. His 22 year career took him all over the world including two tours in Thailand working on B-52 bombers during the Vietnam War. He retired as a master sergeant in 1986 from Homestead AFB, Fl.

In June of 1986 Bob moved his family to Fort Myers, Fl. Fort Myers was where he met his wife, Karen. They had family and friends there. After 22 years in the USAF, Bob said he wanted jobs where he could talk to people, work regular hours and not be in charge of anything. He enjoyed working security at the airport Budget Rental Car, being “Marina Bob” at Tween Waters Inn Marina, being an air conditioning service technician at Modern Air, working security for Weiser Security, being the first custodian at Shady Oaks Community Center for the City of Fort Myers Parks and Recreation Department and being a pool technician for Gully Pools.

Bob loved his dogs, boating, fishing, watching the ID channel, watching airplanes take off and land at Page Field and going out to eat.

Bob loves his family. He was married to Karen on July 25,1981. He was very proud of both of his children and all of their accomplishments. They are both unique, intelligent and creative individuals.

After a battle with Stage 4 lung cancer in 2001-2002 every day was a bonus day. He was proud to watch both of his children graduate from the University of South Florida. He loved walking his daughter down the aisle to marry Drew Johannessen.

Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Ricky Lee Dimock, father, Harvey “Bud” Dimock and sister, Diana Dimock Pinkham. He is survived by his wife, Karen Grantham, children Sam Dimock (Drew) Johannessen and Dami Dimock. He is also survived by his mother, Marjorie Beverly, sister Pat Dimock (Jim) King, brother Jim (Terri) Beverly, brother-law, Mark Grantham and three grandchildren William Clinard, Erica (Brendan) Osgood and McKenzie Clinard.

A service will be held in Sherwood, Ohio this summer. If you so choose donations can be made to the Gulfcoast Humane Society in Fort Myers, VFW in Sherwood Ohio, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund or just pay it forward doing random acts of kindness.


Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
Gulfcoast Humane Society in Fort Myers, VFW in Sherwood Ohio, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund or just pay it forward doing random acts of kindness

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  1. 14 Mar 2021
    Keith Laakkonen lit a candle:
    Lit since March 14, 2021 at 3:40:57 PM

  2. 14 Mar 2021
    Keith Laakkonen says:
    He will always be Uncle Bob to me. I have many fond memories of Bob taking me and my Dad out fishing on Biscayne Bay and in the Caloosahatchee River when I was a kid. And Aunt Karen would cook up the whole days catch and it was awesome! I also remember being caught in a crazy storm and Uncle Bob putting me up under the bow to stay safe. He served our country with pride and I loved him talking about the planes he worked on. He was a good man and the world is richer for him having been in it. Rest in Peace Uncle Bob, I will miss you and I hope to go fishing again with you some day in a better place :)

    Love,

    Keith Laakkonen

  3. 09 Mar 2021
    Peggy and Craig Beman says:
    Dear Karen and Sam, I'm so sorry for you loss. I pray you will find comfort in your sweet memories of your husband and dad. Love you both.

  4. 08 Mar 2021
    James Johannessen says:
    It has been a pleasure to have known Bob. He will be greatly missed. My prayers are with the family.

  5. 08 Mar 2021
    Dori Dunham says:
    Karen, Sam, and Dami, I am so sorry for your loss. I love you all. Peace, Dori

  6. 08 Mar 2021
    James and Debra Howarth says:
    Prayers for your family during this time. He was a wonderful man and I know you have beautiful memories in your heart.

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