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Robert P. Miskelley, age 51, a resident of Trussville, AL, passed away Friday, January 27, 2023.
He was born in Hampton, VA on August 10, 1971. Raised in Forestdale, AL, he attended John Carroll and then graduated from Minor High School. He was a member of Church of the Highlands for the past 4 years.
In 1997, he married the love of his life and best friend, Michelle Spencer. They met in Honolulu, Hawaii while Rob was stationed at Kaneohe during his time in the Marines. They were blessed with three children – Katelyn, Kyle, and Simon. His greatest accomplishment was his total involvement in the lives of his wife and his children. He was active and present in the things important to them, be it baseball, football, color-guard, wrestling, and other school or church events. He taught them to have strong Christian values and to be people of integrity. He was and is truly their hero. As a husband, he was equally involved, sharing in things his wife loved and enjoyed. He prioritized their time together and enjoyed their Friday date days.
In his free time, he was an avid sports enthusiast. He loved fishing, taking trips with his family, cooking/grilling, and the Pittsburg Steelers. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known this man of God, who lived his life by example.
Following graduating high school, Rob joined the United States Marine Corps. He served for four years and was stationed at Kaneohe and Okinawa. Rob was proud to have served and remained fiercely patriotic after his time of active duty ended. Upon returning home, Rob completed the Ironworker’s apprenticeship program and was a dedicated member of Local 92. He took great pride in “building America”.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle Spencer Miskelley; daughter, Katelyn Miskelley; son, Kyle Miskelley (daughter-in-law, Hannah K. Miskelley); son, Simon Miskelley; parents, Larry and Joan Miskelley; sister, Samantha Liston (nephew, Josh Liston), other loving relatives, and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Miskelley Higgins.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 5:00 – 7:00 this Tuesday, January 31 at The Chapel at Grants Mill (Church of the Highlands) in Birmingham, AL. The graveside service will take place Wednesday, February 1st at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL at 11:00. If you are planning to attend, the family asks that you plan to be in the processional line at the cemetery by 10:30. Following the graveside, the Celebration of Life Service will begin at 2:00 back at The Chapel at Grants Mill (Church of the Highlands). The family gratefully declines flowers, but will accept donations to pancreatic cancer research via the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).
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