Robert Emerson “Bobby” Manbeck

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Robert Emerson “Bobby” Manbeck, 66, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 at his home near Scio.

Born Sept. 18, 1956, in Dennison he was a son of the late Robert W. Manbeck and Nora Mae Erwin Manbeck. Bobby was a 1974 graduate from Jewett-Scio High School and Belmont JVS where he completed the Auto Body program. He started his career in auto body repair at Dick Harrison Auto Body in Scio and then work for 40 years at Wilkin’s Body Shop in Sherrodsville. 

Bobby was a car lover and enjoyed car shows. He restored a 1968 Camaro, that he had most of his life, and showed it at area car shows. But what enjoyed the most was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

Surviving are his wife Sandra Kay Schoolcraft Manbeck whom he married Oct. 28, 1978; sons Joseph E. Manbeck of Jewett and Jesse R. (Kayla) Manbeck of Scio; grandchildren Jaxson, Jole, Bentley, Ryder and Madisyn “Sissy; a brother Chris (Roxanne) Manbeck; uncle John Erwin and aunt Joyce Erwin.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Karen Manbeck.

Services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023 at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Greg Bush officiating. Friends may call Monday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. See Koch Funeral Home online at

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