Robert Haigler was born on February 21, 1945 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of the late James and Rosa Lee Butler Haigler. After receiving his education in the public schools system Robert became employed with the Lenox Terrace in New York, where he worked for over 30 years until retirement. After relocating to South Carolina, Robert became a member of True Gospel Church of Jesus Christ. Robert loved his family dearly and that was widely known because he exemplified being an excellent father and grandfather. A stern father and friend too many he was. He was known for saying what he felt and meaning what he said. His lasting impression upon each of them is simply remarkable. He was a financial leader to his kids always stressing “pay your bills and pay them on time.” He took great comfort and contentment in knowing he was debt free and his expenses were paid on time. He loved spoiling his grandchildren, he often gave them what he did not have the luxury giving to their parents or of having himself when he was younger.
During his leisure Robert enjoyed basketball and football. Although he never had a favorite team, he genuinely loved sports and comradery. And he loved to go fishing for bass and croakers. Robert grew to love his alone time and the peace that life brought. On Wednesday January 15, 2020 Robert answered the call of his Heavenly Father and departed this earthly realm. May those that loved him dearly, continue to carry his legacy and cherish the priceless memories that were shared. His presence and love shall surely be missed
Loving memories of Robert’s life will be cherished by his sons Karl (Traci) Walston of Salt Lake City, Utah, Richard (Shakira) Walston of Bridgeport, CT, Robert Haigler of Bronx, New York, and a daughter Louise Genyard, of Bronx, New York; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A brother Gabriel Haigler. A host of nieces, nephews and many other close relatives and friends.
Preceded in death other than his parents are siblings Richard Haigler, Annie Bell Davis, Corine Haigler and Laura Haigle
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