Robert (Bobby) Lee Ging

May 18, 2020

Robert (Bobby) Lee Ging, 77, a lifelong resident of Molino, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, after a very brief battle with lymphoma. Bobby was a graduate of Tate High School, Class of 1960. Shortly after graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served for four years as an Air Policeman. In 2002, he retired from CSX Railroad after 37 years of service. He owned and operated Ging’s Heat and Air, Inc. for 40 years, his “hobby” side job where he served the north-end community with pride and excellence.

Bobby coached Little League baseball for a number of years and as President of the Molino Little League, he was instrumental, in obtaining the property from the county and the building of the Don Sutton Ballpark. He also served as President of the Board of Molino Utilities. He was a member and Past Master of the (Molino) West Florida Masonic Lodge #210. Bobby enjoyed bass fishing, primitive camping in the “Swamp of Sopchoppy” with his brothers, fish fries with friends and family, watching Florida Gator Football, reading on his Kindle, and solving crossword puzzles to “keep his mind sharp.”

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Kathleen and John Ging, Sr., his beloved brother and sister-and-law, Johnny and Judy (McCurdy) Ging, and nephews Kenny and Jeff Powell.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna (Lee); daughters Christine Barrett and Tricia (Greg) Daniels; two grandchildren, PawPaw’s pride and joy, Tristan Barrett and Alyssa Daniels; brothers Jake (Bonnie) and Tony Ging; sisters Katherine Powell and Judy Ging; nieces and nephews, Bill, Jennifer, Jayson, Melanie and Melissa.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 20th at Faith Chapel North Funeral Home from at 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM. A private funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Cook. Burial will be at Aldersgate United Methodist Cemetery in Molino. Memorials may be made to Aldersgate Cemetery, P. O. Box 216, Molino, FL 32577. Due to the continued issues of COVID-19, there will be a restriction of 70 people in the funeral chapel at any given time during the visitation. Wearing a mask will be appreciated by the family.

Pallbearers will be Greg Daniels, Jayson Ging, Frankie Archer, Steve Spinks, Larry Spinks and Kevin Spinks.

Those who knew Bobby well know that he was a simple man who loved his Levi jeans. In his honor, please feel free to dress casual for the services. Jeans are appropriate dress or whatever you feel comfortable wearing. No shorts please.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Critical Care Unit of West Florida Hospital for their compassion and loving care of our beloved Bobby, aka PawPaw.

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5 Responses to “Robert (Bobby) Lee Ging”

  1. Sidney Sharp on May 26th, 2020 4:03 pm

    Tricia, so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  2. Kathryn Powell on May 23rd, 2020 4:49 pm

    He was my brother who I loved dearly and miss him already. I miss him and Jake’s coming to visit. I would try to cook a decent meal and we would sit around and laugh and talk about the old times. Breakfast would be two eggs over easy, grits, tomato gravy, sausage and biscuits (not mine) to get them back on the road. AS I was driving up in my drive way the first thought came to mind I’ve got to call Bobby and quickly realized no not possible. RIP as we will all be together again. I feel loss. Keep in touch shine that flashlight so we can see you. I know Donna and family will miss you so much but God will give us all comfort. You accomplished a lot in a small town.

  3. Bonnie Glass on May 21st, 2020 4:01 pm

    SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING..HE WAS ONE OF THE FEW MALES IN MOLINO THAT COULD TALK WITH SENSE..I ENJOYED TALKING ABOUT FISHING…& HE GAVE ME ADVICE ABOUT MY CENTRAL UNIT THAT I NEVER KNEW…DONNA I KNOW YOU WILL MISS HIM….BUT YOU WILL SEE HIM AGAIN…I AM KEEPING YOU & YOUR DAUGHTERS IN MY PRAYERS

  4. Eunice Williams on May 20th, 2020 1:37 pm

    Jake, Tony, Katherine,Judy, I am so sorry to hear about Bobby passing, I am sure he is in a much better place than we are.I know there is a great reunion in Heaven with your Mom,Dad, and Johnny.My love and sympathy goes out to you all.

  5. Candy Knight on May 20th, 2020 9:05 am

    Chrissy,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My brother, David Knight, said he was the best coach he ever had growing up. Your Dad was loved by many and I hope that brings you some comfort in the days ahead. We love you and hope to see you soon.





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