Robert Husted


HICKSVILLE -- Robert E. Husted, 85, died Thursday, September 13, 2012, at his son's home in Hicksville, Ohio.

Born on December 14, 1926, in Hicksville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Hugh and Bessie (Richardson) Husted. He was a 1944 graduate of Hicksville High School. On February 11, 1950, he married Florence Birkhold and she preceded him in death on September 11, 1980. On April 12, 1984, he married Nona Countryman and she preceded him in death on February 21, 2010.

Robert served his country in the U.S. Navy in World War II in Naples, Italy. He was a rural mail carrier and a farmer. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, EAA, Farm Bureau Council and "The Office" at McDonalds.

Robert is survived by his son, Dean (Judy) of Hicksville; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Thomas Husted; and brothers, Richard (Fran) of Greenwich, Conn., and David (Phyllis) of Ann Arbor, Mich.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane; and brothers, Carlton and Roger.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville. Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Crippled Children & Adults Society. Online condolences may be shared at

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