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Robert Francis Lightner, 58, of Mahaffey, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at his home.

He was born Oct. 8, 1961, in Punxsutawney to Francis Oliver Lightner and Shirley Jean (Brink) Lightner.

Bob attended the CMA Church in Mahaffey and also Mount Carmel Church.

He was a truck driver for many years and then worked at the Walmart Distribution Center in Woodland until his retirement in 2005. Bob was a car enthusiast; he especially enjoyed Fords. He was well known in the area for his knowledge and restoration abilities. His love for cars spanned his entire life. He helped to restore scores of vehicles, including his Dad’s antique and classic cars.

Bob was a 1979 graduate of Purchase Line High School.

He is survived by two sons, Nathan Eugene Lightner, of Centre Hall; and Ryan Francis Lightner, of DuBois; sister Diana Stapleford (Michael), of Boalsburg; brother John F. Lightner (Beth), Mahaffey; former wife Jennifer Rowles, of DuBois; nieces and nephews Nicole Yingling (Preston, Nevaeh, Gavin), Joshua (Marisa), Cody, Stephanie (Max and Cora), Lindsay, Garrett and Davina; and his beloved pets, Gus and Tinkerbell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Shirley Lightner, maternal grandmother, Martha Davidson, and grandfather Charles Parish, uncle Philip (Butch) Lightner, and many beloved aunts and uncles.

Bob was a kind and giving man to so many, never asking anything in return. He was a wonderful father, son, brother and uncle. Gone too soon, he will be missed.

Memorial donations may be made to the Clearfield County SPCA, in honor of Bob’s love of animals.

Friends will be received on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. with the Rev. James Hurd officiating, at the Waldron Funeral Home, 831 Market St., Mahaffey, PA 15757.

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