CALABASH — Robert Frank “Bob” Soucek, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Born Nov. 5, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Frank and Louise Soucek.
He graduated from Taft High School in Chicago, Illinois, in 1955 and was a member of the bowling team. He served in the U.S. Army for two years at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. He then moved back to Chicago and was the owner and barber at Mr. Howard’s Barber Shop for over 35 years.
He enjoyed traveling, fishing, reading, water aerobics and spending time with family and friends. He was a lifetime fan of the Chicago Bears. Bob loved to tell jokes and was known as being the life of the party.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole. Bob passed on the day that would be Carole’s 79th birthday and their 58th wedding anniversary.
Surviving are his daughters, Robine Soucek and Renee (Bryan) Beck; son, John (Debbie) Soucek; grandchildren, Camille Beck, Walker Soucek and Apryl Beck; brother, Ron Soucek; sister, Judy Altman; and many nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services for immediate family members will be held Friday, Jan. 22, at Brunswick Funeral Service. Pastors John Bracey and Phil Norris of Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church will officiate.
The family extends great appreciation to Sheila Constable, his friend and caretaker.
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