Robert A. Kreps

Born: Tue., Jul. 2, 1946
Died: Tue., May 6, 2014

Reception Following Service

Mon., May 12, 2014
Location: Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Social Hall

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Mon., May 12, 2014
Location: Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church

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Robert A. Kreps, of Greensboro, Ga., died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was 67.

Bob was born in Goirle, Netherlands on July 2, 1946, to Robert E. and Jeanette L. Kreps. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force for seven years and later graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in business and economics.  He married and is survived by Sharon K. Spiess, his wife of 48 years, and together they raised two daughters, Wendi (Dennis) Burkhardt of Boulder, Colo., and Jennifer Kreps of Douglasville, Ga., who also survive.

Bob was a self-starter who worked hard, and enjoyed a long and successful career in Sales, working for Goodyear and GE Medical. He also served as Vice President of Sales, Toshiba Medical and retired from TIGI in December, 2012. After moving to Greensboro from Tampa, Fla., Bob became a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Bob was generous and caring, honest and trustworthy. He will be remembered best for his steadfast dedication to family, especially his wife and daughters, who loved him deeply, in return.

Bob enjoyed life he and Sharon loved travelling together. Among his many interests, Bob liked to golf, play the guitar, watch the Atlanta Braves and was a fiercely loyal Louisiana State University football fan. He had a lifelong passion for Corvettes and was a member of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.

In addition to his wife and daughters, Bob is survived by three brothers, Mike (Kerry) Kreps of Kalamazoo, Mich., Bruce (Chris) Kreps of Coloma, Mich. and Marc (Debbie) Kreps of Portage, Mich.; brother-in-law, Charles Oliver; a number of nieces, nephews and extended family in the Netherlands.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Alice Sue Oliver.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, in Greensboro. The family will receive friends following the service, in the church’s Sacred Heart Social Hall. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church,, Oconee Regional Humane Society, 6350 Lake Oconee Parkway #102, Greensboro, Ga. 30642, or to a charity of their choice. McCommons Funeral Home, in Greensboro, is handling arrangements. Please visit to sign the online guest register.


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Robert Chafer
   Posted Wed May 07, 2014
Bob was one of the individuals I always enjoyed Working with during his tenure with General Electric Medical Systems. He made many friends and we will all miss him.

Jan and Terry Kloeffler
   Posted Wed May 07, 2014
Words cannot express our sorrow over Bob's sudden passing. He was a dear friend and co- worker at GE. He dearly loved his family and will forever be remembered for his kindness and professionalism.

Allen and Sandra Westerfield
   Posted Wed May 07, 2014
Dear Sharon,

Sandra and I along with the ISC Board extend to you and the family our best wishes during this time of mourning. I wish I had words to comfort you but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God bless you and may your beloved Bob rest in peace.

Allen Westerfield
Sandra Westerfield

Tina Howell
   Posted Wed May 07, 2014
My sympathy and love to the Krep's family. Bob was a very special man and now is at peace, with no pain or suffering with our Lord. Bless the family and my you R.I.P Bob. God make you all stronger in you're faith.

Terry Drum
   Posted Thu May 08, 2014

MONET'S GARDEN  BASKET was sent by Terry Drum.

Sharon, Wendy, Jennifer and Family ~ Our hearts, thoughts and best wishes are with you following your heartbreaking loss of Bob. I loved him as a brother. Love Terry Drum & Emily Brown

David and Pat Hart
   Posted Fri May 09, 2014
Dearest Sharon, Wendi and Jennifer|

Words can't express how terribly sad David and I are over Bob's passing. He was a wonderful friend to us for many, many years! We have so many fond and fun memories of Bob during our years in New Orleans and Atlanta. R.I.P. Our dear friend. We will miss you! Lots of Love, David and Pat

Merry Gilbert
   Posted Sat May 10, 2014
We send our heartfelt sympathy to Mike and Kerry and all the Kreps family for your loss. Our thoughts and hearts are with you during this painful time.

Love to all of the Kreps Family,
Merry Gilbert & Bob Murray
Caitlin, Brendan & Kevin Murray

Sam and Susan Young
   Posted Sat May 10, 2014
We are so very saddened by the loss of our best dear friend and neighbor, Bob. We have been blessed to have known Bob (and Sharon) and become the best of friends, sharing wonderful times together almost every single day as we live together on the 6th green. No one could have a more loyal, caring and loving friend as we had in Bob. He will be so very very missed. May God bless, Sharon, Wendi, Jennifer and the rest of the family during this time of loss. Our hearts are with you.

Sam and Susan Young

Marijke van Dillen
   Posted Sat May 10, 2014
Dear Sharon,Wendi and Jennifer,

Our thoughts are with you.
We keep in our hearts forever the memory of Bob,our cousin, a fantastic,good,warm person.
and may it help in your time of sadness to know we share your sorrow.

With deepest Sympathy,
Marijke and family
Maddy and family

Tom Burkhardt
   Posted Sun May 11, 2014
Sharon, Wendi & Jennifer,

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your extended family.

Bob was a prince among men. And all who ever knew or met him knew this to be true. He is and will be sorely missed by many.

Love to all of the Kreps Family.

Tom Burkhardt & Family

Steve & Shirley Guzzi
   Posted Mon May 12, 2014
We are heartbroken for our dear friend Sharon - you and the girls are in our hearts and prayers. May God's peace be with you to ease your pain, and the special times spent with Bob always bring a smile to your face. He will be greatly missed

We love you!
Steve, Shirley, Chris & Katie

Dominick Scalise
   Posted Sat June 07, 2014
I was stationed with Bob in Thailand in 1967-68. We were very good friends that year we worked together. I am very sad to here of his passing.
He was a great person.