Robert (Bob) Doerner SR, 58, of Smith River, California, lost his battle with COVID-19 August 13th, 2021 with his children by his side.
Bob is survived by his love Melinda Hinshaw, daughters Tasia Padilla (Doerner), Krista Doerner, son Robert Doerner JR, stepsons Michael Flagler JR, Chad Rockwell, stepdaughter Shania Rockwell, granddaughters Aiyana Padilla-Doerner, Ivory Ramos, grandsons Aditsan and He-Lush-Ka Flagler, brothers Andy and David Doerner, sister Jeanie Doerner, along with numerous nephews and nieces. He was proceeded in death by his mother Juanita (Sue) Taylor, his father John Doerner, brother Thomas Griggs, and sister Carrie Martin, and numerous friends. Bob was a loving man and was never afraid to show or express his love to Mendy, his children, grandchildren and his friends. He had many friends that he didn’t look at as just friends, but more as family. If you were ever lucky enough to be called “brother” or “friend”, Bob truly meant it.
Bob loved to watch sports; his favorite team of all time was The San Fransisco 49ers and he loved watching MMA fighting as well. He worked many years at Country Maid Dairy as “The Milk Man”, he then drove for Budweiser as “The Beer Man”, till he decided to get off the road and worked in several stores before ultimately settling in nicely at Safeway where he made many friends and created many bonds with people over the years that can never be broken. He spent his free time watching sports, keeping in touch with friends, and playing with his dogs. Bob was happiest when he was surrounded by his love Mendy, his children, his dogs, friends and especially his grandchildren. If anyone ever had a true calling, Bob’s was definitely being a Papa to his grandchildren.
The family would like to thank all those that have sent prayers, well wishes and have been there for the family; as well as the ICU medical staff at Sutter Medical Center of Sacramento for the tremendous amount of love and care they showed Bob and his family during this time. Services for Bob will be at a later time and date due to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 in the community at this time.