Robert Gutknecht

Robert Russell "Bob" Gutknecht

Friday, July 11th, 1947 - Sunday, November 17th, 2019
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Robert Russell Gutknecht, 72, of White Stone passed away peacefully on November 17, 2019 at the home he shared with his wife of 50 years, Dianne Louise Gutknecht. He was born on July 11, 1947 in New Kensington, PA to Albert R. and Ruth Lancaster Gutknecht. He was preceded in death by a sister Kathleen and a brother Albert Jr. Robert, best known as Bob to his family and friends, graduated from Springdale High School, Springdale, PA in 1965 and Salem College, Clarksburg, WVA in 1969.

Bob taught at Lancaster High School for five years where he received special recognition for coaching sports. Upon leaving teaching, he owned and operated All Star Sport Shop in Kilmarnock, for 13 years until becoming a manufacturer’s agent for sporting goods, textiles and advertising specialties. He traveled the Southeast Atlantic coast corridor selling for more than 25 years.

After retiring from being on the road, Bob became a realtor with Isabell K. Horsley. Bob used his personality and innate sales ability to assist customers buying or selling homes in the Northern Neck.
Bob was active in Lancaster County sports where he coached Bank of Lancaster’s Little League Orioles baseball team for over 10 years. He assisted in the completion of Dream Fields athletic complex and was a 2007 inductee into the Northern Neck Sports Wall of Fame.

Bob is survived by his wife, Dianne; his daughter, Jamie; his son, Michael and wife, Erin; his son Jeffrey; another son, Rob and wife, Erin; his beloved grandchildren Kelsie Lynn, Easton James and Leah Michelle Gutknecht. Also very special to Bob were his grand dogs , Sadie, Mia, Jake, Ray Ray and Otto.

A memorial service will be held on November 22,2019 at 3pm, with visitation from 2-3pm, at the Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Virginia, 1328 Tappahannock Blvd., Tappahannock, VA 22560, or Dream Fields Sports Complex, P. O. Box 1491, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 or Animal Welfare League, P. O. Box 975, White Stone, VA 22578.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Currie Funeral Home
    116 East Church St
    Kilmarnock, VA
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  • Service

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 3:00pm
    Currie Funeral Home
    116 East Church St
    Kilmarnock, VA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Donna Blythe


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Posted at 05:44am
Diane, I was saddened to learn of Bob's passing. You and your family are in our prayers.
Diane Goss

Larry Brewer

Posted at 04:40pm
Diane and family. I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I remember him him fondly as my coach at Lancaster High School in the 70’s, he was a very nice and, caring guy. I also cherish the years that I worked with you at the former Bank of Lancaster. May God bless and comfort you and your family at this time and in the years to come.

David E. Dew

Posted at 12:28pm
Diane and Family,
I was so sad to hear of Bob's passing last Sunday. I truly cherish the years I spent with Bob at the White Stone Office. I'll never forget Bob and I painting several offices. Bob even built me a desk and shelving units. Then Bob built all the shelving units for our new sign room behind the office. Bob was such a special person to all he knew. He never met a stranger and he had such a huge heart. He touched the lives of so many! This world is a better place because of Bob!! I pray the Lord will bring comfort to your family during this difficult time.

Marshall, Mary-Curtis, Ali, Doc, Ruby Lee

Posted at 07:21am
Much love from the Powell family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember Bob as a genuinely nice man who always lifted peoples spirits.
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Rhonda K Winegar

Posted at 08:15am
I have no words..... I'm am so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I know you are all so very sad. He was a great guy and always a smile when I saw him. He loved you all so very much and I know he will be missed greatly. I'm thinking of you all and holding you close to my heart and mind in the days ahead. Please know I am praying for each of you. Love to you all, Rhonda Winegar

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