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Robert C Rider
  • July 09, 1931
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  • October 26, 2018

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Robert “Bob” C. Rider, 87 of Cape Coral, passed away on October 26, 2018.  Bob was born on July 9, 1931 in Lansing, MI to his mother Myrtle and father Carl S. Rider. He graduated from Lansing Sexton High School and attended Michigan State University. Bob moved to Cape Coral in 1971 where he was owner of Southern Glass and Screen and R.C. Rider Inc. in Cape Coral for the past 47 years. He worked every day in his business up until 6 months ago. Bob served in the US Army during the Korean War and the National Guard, stationed in Ft. Benning, Georgia.

He is survived by his children, Robert C. (wife, Donna) Rider Jr. of Ft. Myers, FL,  Roxann S. Wilkison (significant other, Dwight Kittinger) of Murphy, NC, Charles R. Rider of Ft. Myers, FL and Ronald C. (wife, Jan) Rider of Cheyenne, WY, his  grandchildren, Jason Wilkison, Mandy Rider, Aaron Wilkison, Kristin Rider Portillo, Samantha  Rider, Meghan Guerrie, Amiee Wilkison Soerens, Brand Rider-Dolorfino, Cecilia Hendrix, Lindsey Rider, Vera Rider, Eugene Rider and Austin Rider.   12 great grandchildren and his sister,  Margaret Deason of Ft. Myers, Fl.  Robert was predeceased by his Wife, Beverly M. Rider and granddaughter, Cassie Marie Rider of Cape Coral.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 10 at 10:00 AM in the Community room of Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. A burial at the National cemetery in Sarasota will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.


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  1. Jan Rider says:
    07 Nov 2018
    There are no words that are significant enough to discribe the incredible man that Bob was. He was an amazing father, husband and grandfather. He will always be in my heart. ❤

  2. Jan Rider lit a candle:
    07 Nov 2018
    Lit since November 7, 2018 at 11:21:28 PM

  3. Susan Bailey says:
    07 Nov 2018
    Our prayers are with you Roxann and all your family during this difficult time. Hugs & Kisses and many prayers.

  4. Mike & Janet Kerver says:
    06 Nov 2018
    Mike and I send our love to Roxann and the entire family!. You are all in our thoughts and we are praying for you during this difficult time

  5. Mandy lit a candle:
    06 Nov 2018
    Lit since November 6, 2018 at 11:58:46 PM

  6. Julie Connelley says:
    01 Nov 2018
    Bob was a good man. He helped me out on many occasions. He was dependable and more importantly, he was a gentleman. It is
    sad to see how many people can talk and act hateful these days.
    But, Bob, was always upbeat and appreciative and ready to assist in any way he could with a cheery disposition. He made me feel good when I spoke with him. It was always like things will be ok;
    they will get better. I will miss him.

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