Bob was born February 9, 1954 in Spokane where he grew up, attended school, graduating from North Central High School. He then served in the Air National Guard, training at Fairchild Air Force Base, and served in California for a time. Following his discharge, Bob worked for Alcoa Aluminum and in The Dalles, Oregon on the dam. Bob then began his career as a parts man, working for Western States and Torque-a- matic in Spokane.
In 2000, he moved to Genesee to care for his father, later moving to Deary, and was currently employed with Kendrick Ag and Supply where he’d been for the past several years.
Bob enjoyed “road trips”, music, camping, animals and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his former wife, Michelle Dyerson Pace, the mother of his childen, and his life companion, Debbie Fisher of Deary, his sons, Joshua Rhea of Rathdrum, ID and Jesse Rhea of Spokane, as well as his grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Lillian and Gavin. He also leaves his brothers, Casey Rhea and Bo Rhea, both of Spokane and his sister, Cindy (Bruce) Yenni of Kendrick. His nieces and nephews include, Levi Rhea, Shawn Rhea, Nic Charlton, Danielle Herman, Kayse Herman and Karin Rhea, as well as his beloved dog, “Bonnie”. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob Jobb and Betty Rhea.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Deary Ambulance Fund, PO Box 304, Deary, ID, 83823 or to the Juliaetta-Kendrick Ambulance Fund, PO Box 182, Kendrick, ID, 83557.
A celebration of life will be July 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Kendrick Methodist Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.