Robert John Horsley

April 14, 1968 ~ October 1, 2020


Oct. 9, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
235 East 9800 South
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    Oct. 10, 2020
    11:00 AM
    235 East 9800 South
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  • My loving husband, soulmate and best friend, Bob Horsley, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 due to a 6-month courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 14, 1968 in Salt Lake City to Robert Horsley II and Nancy Kneedy.

    On August 6, 1994, Bob married the love of his life, Rachel Herrera, whom he dearly referred to as “Zippy”. Shortly afterward, they settled in Sandy and happily lived there for almost 26 years. He was a proud “Big Daddy” to his loving companion, Jake. Jake was by his side every day, especially while he was going through his treatments.

    Bob was a loving brother, uncle and a fierce friend to many. He was a very genuine and caring man who always had concerns and cares for others. He was there when someone needed a helping hand, a quick laugh or just a friendly handshake.

    Bob worked for over 20 years with Harman Music Group and 10 years with Vivint Smarthome Arena, where he made numerous friends. He was self employed for 22 years running his Saw and Tool Sharpening service where he also met many more wonderful friends and neighbors.

    Bob was an avid hunter, fisherman and all-around outdoorsman. He was in his element in the outdoors, had a love for many sports which made him loyal to his Denver Broncos, Utah Jazz and the NY Yankees.

    Bob is survived by his loving wife Rachel; loyal companion Jake; and his father. He is preceded in death by his loving grandfather R LaMar Kummer; grandmother Wilma R Kummer; mother Nancy; little sister Jamie; his father-in-law and mother-in-law who loved him like a son; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

    A viewing will be held on Friday, October 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mountain Jordan 7th Ward, 235 East 9800 South, Sandy. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 10th at 11:00 AM with a viewing one hour prior to services also at the church.


    I have a seen & been touched by Bob's great example from the other end of the Jazz bench & know is up there helping someone else even now. A great soul to be missed for a while.❤️❤️🙏🙏

    - Michael Ariotti
    I do love to work with him at Harman Music Group. I bowling with Rachel. I do miss both spending time with him. Sorry about you lost 'Bob'.

    - Erik Anderson
    Meeting Bob was a blessing, I could see the love you two had for each other, he was always there for the MS walks that I enjoyed doing with the both of you. Bob rest easy and soar to heaven on the wings of a beautiful Snow White dove. Watch over Rachel as she needs you now more than ever. RIP Bob ❤️

    - Yolanda Herrera
    I worked with Bob at the arena, and looked forward to having him as a partner at different events. He never said an un-kind word and was always full of fun information - He was so quiet but get him talking about hunting and he never stopped!!! I loved our conversations about our beloved dogs past and present. I will miss him, but have great memories - may God bless you at this difficult time but know he will always be with you - his spirit is strong

    - Becky Redding
    I don’t ever recall passing Bob at Harman and not seeing a smile. The world lost a bright light for sure. Sending prayers and condolences to you Rachel, and all the family.

    - Kimm Takemori
    To my good friend Bob (Robert Horsley II), I want to express my sadness, and sincere condolences for the loss of your handsome son. It's been a long time since we've seen each other, and a lot of water has passed under the bridge, but I'm glad to see you are still surviving. It appears your son was a man of value, and integrity, just like you. Hopefully we will be able to meet again, and talk about the good old days. Until then, farewell.

    - Dennis Michael Andrus