Robert Alan “Big Bob” Schindler, 56, of Franklin, Indiana, died Friday, June 29th, at Columbus Regional Hospital after a motorcycle accident. He was planning a route for a church fundraising ride called The Freedom Ride.
Robert was born at St. Luke's Hospital of Newport, Kentucky, where he was later raised, although he spent most of his adult life in Franklin/Edinburgh areas of Indiana. He was a pillar of his church and a member of the Wheels of Faith chapter of the CMA. He was an avid motorcyclist and he loved Harleys and Hotrods. He dabbled in Harley repair but his main occupation was a Mold Tech.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert F. Schindler, and his niece, Jaimi K. Bolmer.
He leaves behind his mother, Goldie Mae Clark; a sister, Denise Schindler of Newport, KY.; a loving wife, Christina R. Schindler; and six children, Michael Schindler and Chastidy Whitt of West Virginia, Kasey Patrick of Cincinnati, Cheyenne Schindler, Chelsea Pedigo, and Shaina Foreman of Franklin, Indiana. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren: Haley M. Schindler, 8; Ava C. Schindler, 2; Wesley J. Patrick, 10; Zakary K. Patrick, 5; Destinee M. Hollins, 8; Trinity A. Hollins 7; Jaimi B. Streeval, 6; LeBron E. Schindler 3; Nora E.M. Gresh, 2; and one on the way, Athena C.S. Gresh.
Rev. Willie Davenport & Rev. Lewis Burton will be conducting services at Revealing Light Baptist Fellowship at 16120 N. U.S. HWY 31, Edinburgh, IN 46124, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 7. A ride follows to Newport, KY, for a riverside service, and to deliver his ashes to his childhood home.
He worked hard for his church & CMA, spreading the gospel to the Biker Community.
The family asks that memorial contributions be mailed to Revealing Light Baptist Fellowship. Checks can be made payable to the church if it’s toward “Freedom Ride” or make them payable to Wheels of Faith for the “Run for the Son” ride. Please write in the memo or note that donations be made in Robert A. Schindler's name.
Arrangements were made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, Edinburgh, IN.