November 29, 1938 — February 11, 2019
GREENWICH — Robert B. McKernon, 80, a lifelong resident of Greenwich went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Nov. 29, 1938 in Greenwich to the late Russell and Etta Whelden McKernon
Robert was a lifelong dairy farmer who planted his roots in his beloved Greenwich. He married the love of his life, Emolyn Davies McKernon on Aug. 15, 1959. Together they raised five sons and worked Quint R. Farm.
He was a hardworking man and when he could get away from the farm, he cherished car rides with his wife to Vermont, trips to Savannah, Georgia and South Carolina. Robert was the superintendent for the junior dairy barn at the county fair for many years; during the summer months, he enjoyed traveling to different county fairs and showing cows at the Washington County and Schaghicoke Fair. Later in life he enjoyed watching future family generations continue showing, as well as watching his granddaughter, Destiney, play softball.
He will be remembered as a man who loved his family and always made others smile, he was strong-willed and tough, but always had a gentle twinkle in his eye.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Charles Sr. and sister, Shirley Coon.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Emolyn (Davies) McKernon; sons, Robert R. McKernon, Richard McKernon, Ronald McKernon, Randall, (Audrey) McKernon and Ryan (Lori) McKernon; grandchildren, Ashley (James) Jenks, Paige and Destiney McKernon, Chelsi (Gabe) Facin, Sabrina McKernon, Joshua (Stephanie) McKernon, Kiana, Kendall, Liam, Dilyn and Sean McKernon; great grandchildren, Isaac and Isabella Jenks, Serena, Braylon, Wyatt, Jayden, Mckenzie, Noah and Skyler McKernon; two sisters, Beverly Moy and Muriel (Stewart) Mowrey; sister-in-law, Patricia Mckernon; close cousin, Joanne (Harry) Booth; and several other cousins, nephews and nieces.
A memorial service for family and friends will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Whiteside Church, Center Cambridge Road, Cambridge with Pastor Andrew Strickland officiating.
The family requests people to wear casual clothing to the service.
Family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s name may be made to the Junior Beef Awards at the Washington County Fair.
Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com.