Robert ‘Bob’ Whitney

Robert "Bob" Whitney died peacefully in his sleep on September 23, 2016, at the age of 90. Bob was born January 14, 1926, in Nashua NH. He attended school in Wilton, NH.

Bob married Margaret (Peggy) Egan, in New York City while serving in World War II. He served in the Navy in World War II and the Korean War, enlisting at a very young age after Pearl Harbor.

Bob was a skilled black­smith/farrier and horse­man. He was especially proud of having been a handler for the Bud­weiser Clydesdales for 20 years, which allowed him to travel throughout the United States and par­ticipate in well-known parades, such as the Rose Bowl Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Upon his retire­ment from Budweiser, he was able to focus on his passion for horses and de­voted much of his time to competing in draft horse pulls. His expert advice and knowledge pertaining to horses was often sought by local teamsters and owners.

Bob is survived by his children, Cheryl Lewis- Wetmore, of Brandon, VT, and William Whit­ney, of Dameron, MD; his brother, Earle Whitney, of Hollywood, Florida; six grandchildren, Robyn Scarborough, of Bomo­seen, VT, Crystal Bacon, of Fort Sill, OK, Terence Lewis, Jr., of Rutland, VT, Austin Remmel, of Mary­land, Rebecca Windsor, of Maryland, and Lois Tink, of Tex­as; and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Egan; sisters Ar­lene Philbrick, of Greenville, NH, and Janet Edmunds, of Wilton, NH; and his par­ents, William and Etta Hall, of Wilton, NH. He also leaves a behind a very special friend, Patri­cia Francis, of Live Oak, FL.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, October 1, 2016, at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wil­ton, NH. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bob’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Spring Hill Horse Rescue, at 175 Middle Road, Clarendon, VT, 05759.

The arrangements are in the care of the Michaud Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton, NH. To leave a online condolence please visit our website.