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
Family Choice Funerals & Cremations
5401 Indian River Road. Virginia Beach, VA 23464
My beloved brother Robbie, was a gentle and passionate man with a big generous heart. Robbie was so thoughtful and caring to us all. His bright blue eyes always reminded me of the Caribbean Sea and were like a window to his soul. Robbie had multiple talents, he was a great welder by trade and also an excellent mechanic. He loved motorcycles and always had a collection of older bikes that he loved to restore to working condition. History and space were two of his other interest in which he could tell you a lot about. Robbie will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace. His loving sister Angie
Robbie liked walking on the beach by his little apartment he had on the bay. He liked bicycling to his favorite pub down the street .. to enjoy his beer and his dinner. He was a confirmed bachelor.. and he loved his ladies.. but most of all he loved his vintage motorcycles ….triumphs was his favorite ….he could take an old vintage motorcycle..and no matter what was wrong with it and get it running. He enjoyed grilling out he was a grill Master from shish kabobs and steaks .. we would have a couple of beers while he was grilling out and then eat our delicious dinner….He loved playing his harmonica and picking at his guitar. He was a welder his whole life and he loved welding.. for 15 years he traveled the whole country in his self-contained van and did welding jobs from Washington State to Virginia Beach and in between .. he would call me from different places he was at …one I remember quite well he was in Washington State and from where he was driving he could see the top of Mount Hood .. he would call me and keep me up to date with all his adventures and all the sites that he has seen.. I love my brother with all my heart and we had some good times…. Robbie had a heart as big as the world he loves the Lord.. he is with God and all his loved ones that went before him ….until we meet again….. I can say one thing about Robbie he did it his way.. I love you Robbie your sister Sarita❤️