Robert Calvin Haywood, 65, “Bob” as his friends knew him, died peacefully Jan. 9, 2023, surrounded by family in the comfort of his home.
The son of the late Calvin and Bertha (Richardson) Haywood, Bob was born Nov. 6, 1957, on a small farm outside of Warsaw. He had three sisters, Judy Swanson, Rita Conley and Debbie Adams (deceased). Bob is survived by his wife Brenda (Burkhart) Haywood; son Nathan Haywood; daughter Krista Adams; daughter-in-law Trisha Haywood; son-in-law Luke Adams; and grandsons, Henry and Sawyer Haywood.
Bob was a graduate of the class of 1976 from Whitko High School and married his wife in the winter of 1978, just after the blizzard. Bob retired early from Zimmer Company in 2017 as a quality control engineer.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother and friend, Bob was known for his uncommonly kind patience, love, sense of adventure, quick wit, ingenuity, faith, focus and commitment to his family. Bob loved learning, technology and fast cars. He was a devoted Christian and took peace in death because of his salvation found in Jesus.
A celebration of “Bob’s” life will be held with visitation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at First Freewill Baptist Church of Kosciusko County. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at the church with pastors Terry Bradford and Hedgel Lee Perry officiating. Burial will be private.
Services are entrusted to McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels, Warsaw.
The family kindly request the memorial donations to:
Community Harvest Food Bank
999 E. Tillman Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
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