Robert Earl Wessel
08/22/1954 - 09/28/2023
Robert Earl Wessel, of Sarasota, Florida; entered eternal rest on September 28th, 2023 surrounded by family and loved ones and 3 squirrels outside his window.
Bobby was born to Inez and Robert Wessel in Indiananapolis, Indiana on August 22nd, 1954. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1973.
Bobby relocated to Sarasota, FL in 1980, where he met his greatest love and closest friend, Leslie in 1983. They married in 1988 and four years later their daughter Megan was born.
Bobby was a handyman and a jack of all trades, he had many careers over the years; regardless of the job he always strived to provide the best for his family. A few of his careers include Coca-Cola, Tops Vacuum, but his favorite of all was his Seafood Specialist position at Publix Supermarkets. Bobby was passionate about his seafood case and serving his customers. Bobby formed many relationships with his Publix family over the years.
Bobby loved the outdoors, he was an avid fisherman. He would always look for an opportunity to catch another bass or take his daughter fishing with him. Bobby had a deep love for nature and wildlife, his favorite animal being squirrels. From sugar gliders to iguanas, Bobby never said no to his daughter's pet requests as he secretly enjoyed them as much as she did. His other hobbies included listening to music especially, Bob Dylan. He was known for his swift dance moves and deemed the title "The Dancing Squirrel" from his friends and family. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and Indy Car races. As well, as watching the latest movies. John Wick being his favorite movie series of them all.
Bobby was proceeded in death by his Mother and Father and infant brother. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Leslie, his Daughter Megan, his son-in-law Brennen, his sisters Victoria, Susie, and Tammy, two children from his previous marriage Lee and Kelly, two granddaughters, and four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. All of which he loved tremendously.
A celebration of life to take place at a later date in 2024.