Robert Lee Shandy

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Robert Lee Shandy

Bob Shandy

Robert Lee Shandy, 81 of Billings, passed peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday December 27, 2020. Bob lived a full and fruitful life, enjoying time with his family. He doted on his grandchildren and, especially, the GREAT grandkids spending time with them often, sometimes daily. We were grateful for the opportunity to spend one last Christmas with him, it was a busy day with family and beautiful weather.

Bob was born to Charles and Anita (Parch) Shandy on June 15, 1939 in Red Lodge. He attended schools in Red Lodge, Fromberg and Joliet before joining the Marines. After honorably serving his country in the United Stated Marine Corps he came back to Montana and married Zona Dallman. He started his family in Libby, Montana then moved to the Billings area where his career finally relocated him to Forsyth. He is preceded in death by his first wife.

After a very short time, he rekindled an old friendship with Judith Lee (Morgan) and the two were married on July 9th, 1977. The couple’s combined family began their new journey in Forsyth where they bought their first home together and stayed until moving to Billings in 2005. Bob was a heavy equipment operator by trade and his hobbies included wood working, art, camping, gardening and spending time on the water. He created many treasured heirlooms for his family.

Bob is also preceded in death by his parents; his sister Lucille; his brothers Todd, Billy and Lester; and his daughters Mary Lou and Candice Elaine. He will be welcomed into Heaven by many who loved him where he, without doubt, will be ready to throw the biggest party.

He is survived by his wife Judy; son Del (Patti), daughters Beth (Larry) and Bobbi Jo (Jay); as well as his grandchildren; J.D., Julia, Zach, Cameron, Collin, Tasha, Tyler, Brandon, Angel, Ashten, Zayne and Matthew and twelve greatgrandchildren. We will all miss him dearly, especially those young ones that spend many hours being spoiled.

Family and Friends may pay their respects during visitation on Sunday, January 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm., at Heights Family Funeral Home, 733 W. Wicks Lane in Billing Heights. Funeral Services will be held there on Monday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a reception. The service will be livestreamed and can be viewed at obituaries. Burial and military honors will take place at the Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project or American Cancer Society.