Age 60, died Thursday, February 21, 2013 at his home. He was born February 5, 1953 in Jackson, Michigan, the son of Role Salyer Jr. and Roma Jean (Vaughn) Salyer.
Bob graduated from Chelsea High School in 1971, where he excelled in sports and music. After graduation, he was in the US Army, serving in Germany. Bob attended Washtenaw Community College, worked for Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea during the 80s, and later went into sales, working as a Sales Manager for Harley- Davidson. He coached and played softball in many leagues, and was a member of the American Legion Post 31. He enjoyed riding his Harley, traveling to warm beaches, and he loved to grill and entertain.
On May 15, 1993, he married Martha Kay Ewald in Chelsea, Michigan, and she survives. Other survivors include his children, Brett (Mike Jones) Salyer of Alameda, CA, Sarah (Tim) VanSchoick of Chelsea, Gregory McKeighan of Brooklyn, NY; his sisters, Wanda (Don) Koengeter of Chelsea, Brenda (Annette Tector) Salyer of East Hampton, MA; and his brothers, Rodney (Ann) Salyer of Chelsea, Howard (Patricia) Salyer of Salem, OR, and Mike (Adi) Sullivan of Rockford, IL; many nieces & nephews; aunts & uncles, numerous cousins; and many loving friends who have assisted during Bob's illness. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, February 27, 11:00 am at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, with Rev. Ann Salyer officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea, with military honors by American Legion Post 31. The family received friends Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Cole Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, 900 Cooper St, Jackson, MI 49202 or American Legion Post 31, PO Box 293, Chelsea, MI 48118.