FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – With the Patriot Guard Riders standing by just outside the church and family and friends inside, many others also came by to pay their final respects to Robert Huber.
“It’s an emotional moment for everybody. And not a sad moment, but a real joyful, emotional moment because to see how much this community had done and the love they showed is tremendous,” Tony Dickey, chaplain for Disaster Victims Services, said.
Huber’s story touched many lives and inspired the Eastern Shore Community to do what they could for the senior citizen. Huber was attacked and robbed inside his home two months ago. Daphne police said they’ve identified two persons of interest in the case.
“Everybody has just been so great and so willing to do whatever they could to help this family. And that emotionally for a chaplain is something that we, unfortunately, don’t see a lot of sometimes,” Dickey said.
“There’s a lot of great people that come out and show their love for us, for anybody. Believe me, they’re there,” Kim McLemore, Huber’s daughter, said.
“His attitude was insurmountable. He just wouldn’t quit fighting. He wouldn’t give up and that’s the veteran warrior that he was,” Michael Byears, captain of the Patriot Guard Riders, said.
Huber was a veteran of 30 years, during which he served in both the Air Force and the Navy and fought in both the Korean and Vietnam War. The man lovingly known as “G-Bob” received a full military funeral. He was interred beside his wife at Barrancus National Cemetery.
“He is a great guy. He was our great dad. And Deb and I could’ve never asked for a better mom and dad in growing up through the end of his life. And he’ll always be in our heart. Always,” McLemore said.
Daphne police are still investigating the crime and ask people to call if they know anything about the case.