Robert 'Bob' R. Don

September 19, 1947 - October 10, 2022

Robert “Bob” R. Don

Robert R. Don was born on September 19, 1947 and passed away on the morning of October 10, 2022. He was born to Homer and Henrietta (Shackleford) Don in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a proud member of the Highland High football team and acapella choir. He married, later divorced, Deborah Thomas. Together they had two children, Sarah and Robert. 


Bob was a small business owner. He opened and operated Bob’s Off Road Haus in Midvale for many years. The business’ motto was “Bigger Toys for Bigger Boys.” He loved the people he met and interacted with while he owned and ran the business. After selling the business, Bob enjoyed a variety of jobs that allowed him to show off his unique sense of humor. He especially enjoyed razzing people at the Millcreek Canyon Pay Shack.


Bob was a true and loyal friend. The family would like to thank those who visited him in the last month of his life, making that time and even his birthday special. Eric, thank you for the support you gave Dad and us in his final time. He loved you, and appreciated the love, support and company. Tianne, your love and support from afar were also deeply appreciated. Whenever your voice was on the other end of the phone, he perked up.


The family would like to thank his nurse, Caitlin, at St. Mark’s. She “got” dad and his humor. We would also like to thank his nurses at Highland Care - JJ and Charlene. You not only took great care of Bob, but also his family. The kindnesses and guidance you gave us will not soon be forgotten.


Bob is survived by his children Robert and Sarah (Shawn); his grandchildren Michael, Thomas and Adeline. They will greatly miss their “Funny Pops.” He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sandra, his son’s beloved partner Kate, friends Andy, Tom and Henry.


A celebration of life will be on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. Guests are encouraged to park on the north side of our home.