Robert Clarkson III, 60

Robert Lee "Rob" Clarkson III, 60, of Richvalley, died at 8:24 pm, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

He was born Feb. 16, 1956 in Florence, Ky., to Robert Lee, Jr. and Elaine Joy (Seibold) Clarkson.

Rob was a 1974 graduate of Northfield High School and a US Army veteran.  He worked at Ecowater systems in Wabash for more than 30 years.  He was a member of the Wabash Moose Lodge.  Rob was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Bengals Fan.  He enjoyed watching sports, golfing, and spending time with his friends at Rock City Restaurant. 

He is survived by his lifelong partner, Arlene Gressley; two children, Rhonda Bickel and Jamie Watkins; and two grandchildren, Joshua and Megan Bickel, all of Wabash; two brothers, James (Valerie) Clarkson of North Manchester, and Blandy Clarkson of Wabash, and several nieces nephews and great nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents two brothers Thomas Clarkson and Michael Clarkson, and his sister Nancy Ann Clarkson.

Friends may call 4-7 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash.  There will be no service. 

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Rob may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Aug 23