Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER ? Robert M. ?Bob? Biddle, 92, of Wooster passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at West View Manor Nursing Home following a period of declining health.
Friends may call Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 6-8:00 p.m. at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. A memorial service and burial will be Monday, October 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Wooster Cemetery with military rites conducted by 555th Honors Detachment. Pastor Eric Fairhurst will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Bob was born in New Matamoras, Ohio on August 27, 1919 the son of the late Lloyd and Clara Taylor Biddle. He married Kathleen Smedley on January 31, 1941. She died June 22, 2004.
Bob was a U.S. Army combat Veteran of WWII and saw combat in 7 foreign countries with General George Patton?s Third Army, 10th Armored Division. He was the recipient of ten medals and awards including two bronze star medals for heroic and meritorious achievement. Bob was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in 1994.
Bob graduated from high school in New Matamoras, attended the College of Wooster and is a graduate of the Federal Narcotic Enforcement Officers Training School, Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of a summer course on Narcotics and Drug Abuse from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Bob had a long and distinguished career in both the public and private sectors. He had over thirty-five years of law enforcement experience. He was a full time deputy for Wayne County from 1945-1955. From 1955-1960 he was a state parole officer and in 1960 was named supervisor of the Canton District Office for the State Bureau of Probation and Parole. Following his retirement in 1977, he was school commander of a Basic Police Training Academy in Parma, Ohio as well as job counselor at the Human Resource Center in Wooster.
He is a life member of Wayne County Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, charter member of National Narcotics and Drug Enforcement Association; charter member National Association for Control of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs; former member of Buckeye State Sheriff?s Association and National Sheriff?s Association; Wooster Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars; and Wooster Post of the American Legion.
Bob enjoyed music and in 1941 formed a group known as ?Bob Biddle and Buckaroos? performing on the radio in Charleston, West Virginia. In his later years, he was a musician with the ?Bob Biddle Trio? playing drums and doing vocals with his wife and son, Rod.
Bob and his wife attended the First Church of God, Wooster, and in May 1989 he was given the prestigious award of Daily Record Citizen of the year.
Bob was not only a devoted husband, but a loving father as well. He is survived by children Jack (Gwen) of Wooster, Terry (Marilyn) of The Villages, FL., Ginger (Art) Thompson of Wooster and Rod (Robin) of Wooster; grandchildren Heather (David) Lyons of Ft. Benning, GA, Robert (Jennifer) Biddle of Shreve, Lesley Biddle, Brian Biddle, Laura Thompson and Jimmy (Ashley) Thompson of Wooster; great-grandchildren Chelsea Lyons of Ft. Benning, GA and Brady Thompson of Wooster.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by a sister, Doris DeLong.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Hospice for all the help and care they gave to Bob and his family.
Condolences to the family may be sent to

Memorial Contributions
Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

Graveside service at 11:00 a.m. at the Wooster Cemetery on Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home


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