Robert O. 'Obie' Goldsberry

Monday, July 27, 2009

Robert Osborn "Obie" Goldsberry, 94, Greencastle, died Saturday, July 25, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus.

Born Dec. 22, 1914 in Campbellsburg, he was the son of Walter and Hattie (Osborn) Goldsberry. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Bessie (Thomas) Goldsberry in October of 1938 and she preceded him in death in August of 1999.

Mr. Goldsberry had been a farmer and worked for Farm Bureau. He had built and was the original owner and operator of the Fairway Restaurant and the Sunset Nursing Home.

Mr. Goldsberry was a master woodcarver, carving and sharing many wooden toys with children over the years. He was a contributor to the Putnam County Museum, where several of his wood works are on display and a member of the New Providence Baptist Church.

Survivors include brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers Walter, George and Thomas Goldsberry; sisters, Mildred Cassady, Marian White, Pat Waggoner and Bonnie Cagle.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home with the Rev. Murray Clugston officiating. A private burial will be held.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of service Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Horizon Hospice, 7 W. Washington St., Danville, IN.

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