Obituary: Robert J. Bixler

Obituary: Robert J. Bixler

Robert (Bobby) J. Bixler, III, 66, died unexpectedly Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017 in Alexandria. Bobby was born Jan. 5, 1951 at Fort Belvoir. He lived his entire life in the Mount Vernon area. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1970 and started his career working as the head bartender at the NCO and Officers Clubs at Fort Belvoir. He retired in 2014 from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service as a lead warehouse worker at Fort Belvoir after 44 years of service.

Bobby enjoyed all sports especially the Washington Redskins and the Nationals. He played softball and golf until his knees made the game not fun anymore. He enjoyed going to a local bar and grill to play darts and pool and have a few drinks with his friends.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Margarethe Bixler. Bobby never married and is survived by four siblings: Elizabeth Bornman (Louis) of Shawnee, Kansas; Margarethe Fuller (Terry) of Alexandria; James P. Bixler and Samuel Bixler of Tonganoxie, Kansas; one nephew, Michael Fuller of Tampa, Fla.; and two nieces, Christine Wolfe of Overland Park, Kansas, and Kristy Collins of Pasadena, Md.

Bobby was cremated and will be buried at a later date with family and friends at Mount Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria.