Robert A. Portwood passed away suddenly Sunday morning September 14, 2014 at the McLaren Bay Region age 65 years. He was born December 20, 1948 in Bay City to the late Ralph E. and Iva (Rooker) Portwood. Bob worked at Bay City Powertrain for many years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing and boating. Bob had a very special place in his heart for his dog Katie.
Surviving are two children; Laurie (David) McNally, Robert Alan II. (Stephanie) Portwood, four grandchildren; Amanda, David & Jeremy McNally, Austin Thomas Portwood, his loving partner, Linda M. Portwood, two sisters; Susan Portwood and Linda (Rich) Reno. Also surviving are nieces and nephew; Jeffrey Reno, Gregory (Angi) Reno, Amy Jammer, Michelle (Shane) Couturier and several other nieces and nephews. Bob leaves two special friends; Jack Richardson and James Borieo. He was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Lee Portwood.
Funeral and committal service will take place Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.