Robert Dale Crandall, 84, of Salem, died Sunday, October 11th, 2020 in New Albany, Indiana.
He was born July 22nd, 1936 in Marengo, Indiana, the son of the late Thad and Cloie Jones Crandall.
Bob loved his Model A cars and enjoyed driving them in parades and attending car shows. He was a member of The Model “A” Restorer’s Club, the Salem Moose Lodge and the Salem Eagles Club.
He retired from Child Craft after 46 years and also had many years of service as a bartender. Bob was an avid fan of Indiana basketball, Nascar and camping.
He was often seen with his sidekick, Maggie the Boston Terrier. Above all else, he loved his family and would do anything for anyone at a moment’s notice. He was a father figure to some and a friend to many more.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Vickie Pennington, four brothers: Elmo Crandall, Joseph Crandall, Edward Crandall and Dean Crandall and five sisters: Georgie Levelle, Kathlene Martin, Dorothy Rexroat, Mary Jo Ponder and Betty Kaufman.
Bob is survived by his companion, Vickie Manship, two sons: Tim (Jenny) Crandall of Pekin and Rob (Jackie) Crandall of Salem; two daughters:
Tracy Baynes and Kristy Sanders (Brad Philpott), of Salem; 14
grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; former wife and friend, Carolyn Crandall; many nieces, nephews and friends and last but not least his beloved dog Maggie.
Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held: 11:00 am Wednesday at Crown Hill Cemetery.