Robert Raymond Ishee, Sr.

Born: Fri., Mar. 2, 1934
Died: Tue., Dec. 9, 2014

Funeral Service

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1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

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Robert Raymond "Bob" Ishee, age 80, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 in Greensboro, Georgia after 16 years defeating cancer.

Bob was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1934 to the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Francis) Ishee. He grew up in Bratenahl, Ohio and graduated from Collinwood High School in 1951. He held a BS in Business from Kent State University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Syracuse University (Utica). He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Arnold Air Society, Blue Key Honor Society. Bob was also an Eagle Scout. He served four years in the United States Air Force earning the rank of Captain.

Bob continued his love of flying, owning several airplanes in civilian life and held commercial, instrument, and multiengine ratings. He had a lifelong passion for golf and was a member of Congress Lake Club, Hartville, OH, for 30 years where he served as President of the Club. He was a member at Reynold's Plantation, Greensboro, GA and enjoyed spirited rounds with his golf buddies. Remarkably, Bob amassed nine Holes-In-One over the years and shot his age at least once every year from age 70 until his death.

Bob worked in the pressure sensitive adhesives business at MACtac, a BEMIS company for 38 years. After beginning his career in manufacturing management, he was Plant Manager, VP of Manufacturing, COO, President of MACtac USA, and Chairman.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Killen Ishee, and his sister Joan Brock. Bob is survived by his wife, Nancy Nejman Ishee, and his children, Heather McQuillin (David) and Bob Ishee Jr. (Becky), granddaughters, Ashley McQuillin Allenby (Jeff) and Lauren McQuillin, Katelyn and Carly Ishee; and Nancy's children Michael Nejman (Tricia), and Sheryl Nejman, grandsons, Michael and Matthew Nejman.

A visitation is scheduled at McCommons Funeral Home, Friday, December 12th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a reception /celebration of life immediately following at the Lake Club, Reynolds Plantation from 3:00 to 5:00.  Private services and burial will take place in Hartville, Ohio, at Mt. Peace Cemetery.  Bob was strong, kind, caring and loving and will be deeply missed by his family and his many friends.

Gifts in memory of Bob can be made to Lake Oconee Community Church, 1001 Village Park Drive, Suite 107, Greensboro, GA 30642 or to the Reynold's Veterans Association.

The family thanks the many friends and family who have offered their love, support and prayers.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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jane Cobb
   Posted Tue December 09, 2014
My deepest sympathy. Jane Cobb

Sharon Baum
   Posted Tue December 09, 2014
May you find comfort from fond memories from the past.

Sharon & Bernie Baum

James Spurgin
   Posted Wed December 10, 2014
Eternal rest grant unto Robert Raymond, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Vince Forte
   Posted Wed December 10, 2014
Our deepest and sincerest sympathies to you Nancy and your family. Trust in our LORD to see you through these trying times. Jo Ann and Vince

Kathy & Pete Stephan
   Posted Wed December 10, 2014
Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time.

Dottie & Gerry Giesler
   Posted Wed December 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers will include you and your family as you struggle through this difficult time.

Phyllis and Tom Clement
   Posted Wed December 10, 2014
Bob was a good friend and competitor. It was our good fortune to meet him and Nancy and have so many fun times together. We will miss him very much. We send our love and deepest sympathy to Nancy and family.

Ray and Elaine McGinty
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014
Please accept our loving condolences. Our prayers are with you.

Anne Battes
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014
Bob, Becky, and family,

Your father sounded like a gifted and talented man. I'm so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in prayer. Blessings, Anne

Louise B.
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss of such dearly loved one. May you treasure the memories together along with hope of being together again.

J & L Nejman
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you.

Dorothy Ann and Howard McKinley
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014
Thoughts and prayers coming your way, Nancy, as you go through these sad and trying times. We thoroughly enjoyed knowing Bob!

Peter and Deborah
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014
Nancy, Deborah and I will always cherish the times we spent with you and Bob in the Bahamas, Germany, Greece and Florida. We can still remember Bob camping out on the flybridge looking at the stars, eating through the many different sausages and loving Perch Pike in Germany. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences from both of us.

Colleen and Ron
   Posted Fri December 12, 2014
Dear Nancy and family
We will truly miss our great drinks,dinners and jokes with dear Bob!!! Always a true gentleman and friend to us. I will always cherish the decorative business card from my Dad's company saleman that called on Bob. Bob saved that card for many years not knowing that one day we would move in across the street and become friends.At my 60th birthday party Bob gave to me a little piece of my Dad's past that I did not have.These are the memories we will always hold of BOB !!!!! LOVE COLLEEN AND RON

Ron Lang
   Posted Fri December 12, 2014
My condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Ron.

Howard and Jo Ellen McGuirk
   Posted Fri December 12, 2014
Dear Nancy, Heather, Bob and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you say goodbye to Bob. We have shared a 40 year old friendship with Bob and have such wonderful memories of times shared at Congress Lake, skiing in Snowmass and our trip to London. He touched many lives in his 80 years on this earth, each left with the warmth of his friendship. Love to all of you.

Howard and Jo Ellen McGuirk
Perryville, Maryland

Jim and Jean Zakovec
   Posted Sun December 14, 2014
Dear Nancy We are heart broken with the lost of Bob and we will always have our memories our wonderful times together. Love Jim and Jean