Bob served in the US Army during the Korean War. He later worked for the General Electric Plant in Linton as a foreman and security guard, accumulating over thirty years of service before retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Frank Courtney American Legion Post #22.
Survivors include: A daughter, Pam (Bobby) Houston of Linton; three grandchildren, Haylee Houston, Cain (Tomi) Cooksey, both of Linton, and Zachary Risher of Bloomington; one brother, Dave Wautelet of Mesa, Arizona; and one sister, Sue (Dale) Goddard of Linton. His stepmother, Dolores Wautelet of Linton, also survives.
Bob was preceded in death by: His parents; his wife, Barbara Risher, in 1996; his son, Robert Risher, Jr., in December 2009; one grandson, Jefferson Robert Risher; and one sister, Nancy Wautelet.
Funeral services will be held at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Tyra officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery with Frank Courtney American Legion Post #22 giving honor with full Military Graveside Rites.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 23, and on Saturday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com