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Robert A. Kreps

July 2, 1946 ~ May 6, 2014 (age 67)

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, WoundedWarriorProject.org/Donate, 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 www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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