Robert Frank Haddock, 67, passed away peacefully March 23rd, 2022 in the comfort of his home.
Robbie was born December 16th, 1954, to the late William A. Haddock and Frances C. Haddock in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated from Oscar Smith High School in 1974. Robbie loved working with his hands and fixing things. After graduating high school, he started working as an auto mechanic. After some time, he began his career as a welder at the Newport News Shipyard and moved on to various shipyards in Hampton Roads. His skills as a welder afforded him the opportunity to travel all over the United States as a specialized TIG welder also known as “Gas Tungsten Arc Welding” (GTAW). Unfortunately, he retired in April of 2021 due to an illness. When Robbie wasn’t traveling for work, he enjoyed working on or riding his motorcycle. He loved all motor sports especially open wheeled modified cars and flat track dirt bike racing. Robbie was a bit of a history buff especially when it came to antique watercraft airplanes. Robbie loved being outdoors, not just riding his motorcycle, but he loved fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, his backyard in Willoughby Spit area. He loved going to Greenies Restaurant on The Bay, Thirsty Camel and Willoughby Fishery Restaurant. He also enjoyed grilling, cooking and exploring new recipes. Robbie will always be remembered as a loving brother, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory is: three sisters: Lena F. Walker and husband Richard C. Walker, Angelina Haddock, Sarita F. Swindell; brother, Randolph S. Haddock Sr. and wife, Tracey S. Haddock; uncle, Joseph Curto; three nephews: Randolph S. Haddock Jr., Floyd E. Hicks II., Jeffrey Wilder and wife Lori; four nieces: Brittany Reeves and husband Kody, Michelle Hewitt and husband John Hewitt, Frances Lane and husband Shawn Lane, Renea Gaucher and husband Rob Gaucher; a sister-in-law, Brenda Haddock; a step-niece, Crystal Andrews and 11 great- nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by: a brother, William A. Haddock, Jr; and two nephews, Larry Thomas “Tommy” Neal Jr and William Justin Greene.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations with inurnment to follow at Rosewood Memorial Park.
Celebration of Life
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