Obituary for Robert M. Florence

Robert “Bobby” Mason Florence, 66, of Stephens City, VA, died Friday, December 23, 2011 at Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Florence was born June 11, 1945 in Alexandria, VA, son of the late Earnest Alton and Della Knapp Florence.  He retired after 39 years with the U. S. Postal Service and then worked for 7 years for the Town of Stephens City.

Mr. Florence was a member of Stephens City United Methodist Church, Past President of the Shawquon Ruritan Club, and had served in the District of Columbia National Guard. He loved to be in the outdoors and was an avid hunter.

Surviving is his wife, Pat Florence; daughter, Rhonda Florence of Key West, FL; brother, Richard Florence (Paula) of Culpeper County, VA; step-daughters, Sharon Herndon (Scotty) of Berryville, VA, Lynne LaRue (Joey) of Stephens City, VA, and Darlene Coffelt (Zane) of Strasburg, VA; step-sons, Brian Wiles (Diane) of Woodstock, VA and Timothy Wiles of Toms Brook, VA; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at Stephens City United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Butcher officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery, Stephens City.

Pallbearers will be Jason Wiles, Brian Wiles, Timmy Wiles, Randy Smith, Dicky Sandy, and Lawrence Mandale.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Zane Coffelt, Scotty Herndon, Ethan Wiles, Joey LaRue, Robert Plaugher, Jr., and members of the Shawquon Ruritan Club.

The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 P.M., Tuesday, at Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Stephens City.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Stephens City United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 428, Stephens City, VA  22655 or the Shawquon Ruritan Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Roy McDonald, 364 Carson Lane, Stephens City, VA  22655.

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