Robert “Bob” Belflower, 66, of Porterville, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Sierra View Medical Center in Porterville after a months-long bout with liver cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Angela (Bennett) Belflower. They met in 1978 and married on September 20, 1986 in Las Vegas, NV. Bob leaves behind 7 surviving siblings, 4 children (daughters Tracy and Tisha, and sons Robert and Dillon), as well as 14 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Bob was born in Kern County on July 1951, 1 of 11 children to parents J.R. and Wonema (Stafford) Belflower, and lived his entire life in Kern and Tulare Counties. Bob spent most of his adult life as a farm laborer and auto mechanic. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, cars and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In his later years he and Ann rescued countless stray pets throughout the area.
Funeral services will be held at Porterville Funeral & Cremation Center on February 24, 2018. Viewing will be from 9:00am - 11;00 AM. Services WILL begin at 11:00am, also on Saturday, February 24, 2018.