Date of Birth

April 21, 1946
Hardy, Arkansas

Date of Death

December 29, 2017
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bobby Gene Mann (Goble), 71, of South Haven passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo.

Bobby was born April 21, 1946, in Hardy, Ark., the son of Jewell and Bernice (Garner) Mann, both of whom preceded him in passing. Also preceding him in passing were a son, Scott Goble; and three brothers: Buford Mann, Phillip Mann and Bill Mann.

Bobby was formerly employed with Mann Metal Finishing in Hartford.

Bobby is survived by two daughters, Ronda (Matt) Schabes and Mary (Ron) Aubuchon; three sons: Jason (Debbie) Goble, Joe (Sandra Prim) Goble and Russell Goble; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and seven siblings: Charles (Lora) Garner, Imogene (Grover) Boyd, Jewell (Shirley) Mann, Shirley (Phil) Lane, Peggy Mann, Larry Mann and Gary Mann.

The family will welcome friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, where the service to honor his memory will commence at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ben Williamson of the Hartford Federated Church officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bobby’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at

2 Responses to Obituaries: Bobby Gene Mann (Goble)

  • Calvin Funeral Home says:

    Please post any condolences for Bobby Gene Mann (Goble) in the “Leave Your Condolences” comment section below. All e-mail contact information will be made private, but will be given to the family during the services. Our thoughts and prayers go to Bobby’s family during their time of grief.

  • Patricia Mann Yelton says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the death of Bobby Mann. He was a good man with a great big heart. He gave most of his life to our country. He fought a war that never ended for him. When I think about freedom, I think about what Bobbie fought for and how he relived it over and over again. The only good thing is that Bobby is not suffering any longer. Bobby is at peace now. Bobby we all loved you and we appreciated what you did for us. May you rest in peace now.

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