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Robert Best, 85, of Greenville passed away on June 7, 2014 at Union City Care Center. Robert was born on March 8, 1928 in Bradford, Ohio to the late Earl Best and Roy and Roma (Anderson) Heffner.

Robert served our country faithfully in the United States Army. He was a member of  the Greenville VFW.  Robert retired after driving truck 40 years – 20 of those were spent with the Carl Subler Trucking Company. After retiring, he owned and operated B & K Lawn Service.  Robert really enjoyed woodworking and even had a workshop in his garage.

In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by two brothers, Lowell Best and Earl Best; a half sister, Mary Crawford; and step grandson, Kevin Banta (2003).

Robert is survived by his wife of 36 years, Betty (Pence) Best of Greenville; two sons and daughters in law, Joe and Denise Best of Arcanum, Ronnie and Jeannie Best of St. Paris, Ohio; two daughters and sons in law, TK and Jeff Riegle of Greenville and Bonita and Tom Schlechty of New Madison; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 2 step daughters, Diana and Steven Banta of Greenville, (who had been his caregiver for the last 10 years) and Cathy Pence of Greenville; 7 step grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A  graveside celebration of Robert’s life will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, 11 a.m. at Greenville Union Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Darke County Veterans Honor Guard. The family request memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Heart Association.

Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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