Robert Verland “Bob” Haddon, 61, of Blackfoot passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.
Bob was born Jan. 14, 1952 to Charles Vernon Haddon and Cora Bell Wagner-Haddon. He was the second child of what grew to be 7.
Bob was raised in Sunset, Utah where he attended schools in the Sunset-Clearfield area. He moved to Blackfoot in 1983 and has resided there since. He worked for a number of years on a remodeling crew for K-Mart which gave him the opportunity to travel around the country. He later went to work for Bingham Co-op, and was last employed by STS underground cable location service.
Bob had many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and close friends that loved him very much. He was a kind and gentle soul, loved all animals, fishing, camping and hunting. He especially enjoyed playing and singing karaoke, writing poetry and songs, and had his own equipment so he could DJ the music on karaoke night. He fought a valiant battle and stayed with us as long as possible.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Nov. 5, 1996.
He is survived by his loving wife Gina Pannel Haddon of Blackfoot; his mother Cora Bell Haddon of Malad,; and his mother-in-law Lucille Blair of Blackfoot.
Bob is also survived by 6 siblings, Michael (Joanne) Flynn of Rapid City, S.D.; John (Sandy) Haddon of Blackfoot; Veda (Vern) Pannel of Blackfoot; Sherryle Bass of Ogden, Utah; Deana (Darwin) Dayton of Malad and Bonnie Brakke of Blackfoot.
Bob was blessed with many children; Robert Shane (Wendy) Haddon of Stockton, Calif.; Shawna Brown (David Browning) of Bend, Ore.; Bob V.(Anna) Haddon of Layton, Utah; Amanda Haddon of Fort Worth, Texas; Brittany Haddon (DJ Page) of Blackfoot and Brandie Haddon (Ross Mecham) of Blackfoot, and 5 stepchildren: David (Amnitti) Bowen of Forth Worth, Texas; Shawn Bott of Blackfoot; Cassie Wellard of Blackfoot; Thomas (Cindy Loy) Blair of Michigan, and Richard (Hailey) Blair of Blackfoot. He also leaves behind 23 grandchildren with 5 more on the way.
He was a great man and will be greatly missed by all!
Future memorial services will be held next spring.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling in Blackfoot.