Robert W. ‘Bob’ Paddock

Robert W. ‘Bob’ PaddockRobert Wesley Paddock (Bob or Bobbie to friends and family) was born Jan. 25, 1956, in Riverside and passed away suddenly at age 62 on Jan. 24, 2019, in his home that he shared for more than five years with the love of his life.

A previous resident of the Inyokern area, he moved to Ridgecrest in 1988. He retired in November 1999 after several very interesting jobs that included welder, machinist, miner and mechanic on several projects.

When he wasn’t working, Bob enjoyed his Harley, classic cars, fishing, hunting, shooting, camping, mining, exploring the desert, watching NASCAR on TV or at race track and spending time with friends and family. Bob was a dear and loyal friend and a hard worker. He always kept his word and could find humor in any situation.

Bob had a special connection with children and animals and was a hopeless romantic. The last years of his life, Bob found love with the love of his life, Joy Mason, and as papa to her adult kids and their spouses, Jana Mason, Jakki and Marcus Durvin, Justin and Andrea Mason and their children.

He was voted “Best Papa EVER” by the grandchildren, Brittany Jaime, Rick Durvin and Heidi Durvin, and Autumn Mason, Ben Mason, and Summer Mason.

Bob is also survived by his brother Gene Paddock, his sister Susie Roth, stepbrother Byrd Klampt, and stepsister Dawn Sanders and their children.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel.

— Submitted by the family of Bob Paddock

Story First Published: 2019-02-01