Robert Powers Tefft of Sebring Fl passed away peacefully at home on July 26 . He was born to the late Inez and Arthur Tefft Sr on May 24, 1921 in Ripley NY. Bob grew up during the great depression and joined the Navy in 1938. He is a veteran of WW II where he served in the Pacific. Bob moved to Toledo Oh with his family in 1958 and was a tool and die maker in Toledo for many years after retiring from the Navy in 1960. He moved back to his childhood home in 1981 for a new endeavor as owner of Brookside Beach in Westfield NY and then became a full time resident of Florida in 2003. He was an engaging story teller and loved to share the stories of his life. He loved to play cards from poker to bridge but his real passion was golf. He had 4 holes in 1 and still enjoyed playing this year. He was an active member of Grace Church of Sebring.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years Helen Mulson Tefft, and his siblings, Arthur Jr,Willis,Harry,Charles,Roger, Doris Burch and Donald. He is survived by his wife Lorraine Martin Tefft of 21 years and his daughters Carol(John)Supplee of Potomac Falls Va and Robin (John) Pickens of Dublin Oh,stepsons Glenn (Sandy) of Milan NH,David(Cindy) of Las Vegas NV and Dennis(Lana) of Chester Ma. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grand children, nieces, nephews, inlaws and long time friends. Arrangements are pending.
Bob has requested a donation be made in his memory to Good Shepherd Hospice Highlands County 320 W. Main Street Lakeland, FL 33815