Robert “Bob” Folse
April 13, 1953 – Aug. 28, 2020
Robert “Bob” Folse, born April 13, 1953 passed away August 28, 2020 peacefully, with his wife Cindy beside him. He was in his home in Caryville, Florida, planning a trip back to Homer next summer. He was known for his motley humor and for gathering the energy to help establish Homer’s yearly Winter Carnival, in step with New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. He was always proud to wear the mask of Posh Pig in Homer parades.
Bob enjoyed a good debate, especially if it had to do with religion, and spent hours reading to garner knowledge for such times. Loving to travel, he drove his “Animal” van from Florida to Alaska in the summers to spend time in the cabin he built to continue being a part of the Homer community that he loved so much. His friendly “Gatherings” each summer were to spend time with friends. Large crowds would show up for those gatherings and Bob would cook his favorite Cajun foods. One year he brought a case of frog legs.
Once Bob ran for Homer City Council and won the seat, not because he was in tune with what Homer needed (he was), but he wanted to see if he could win. He gave Homer a good run and will always be remembered for his jovial smile and helping hand.
Bob wrote his own biography, both colorful and serious as his life took many twists and turns along the way, and he expressed those experiences with total pleasure in his book, “Nothing to Say.” Bob Folse will be sorely missed by many.
He leaves behind his faithful wife of 50 years, Cindy Folse; his only son, Bobby; and many sisters and brothers he accrued along the way.
Thank you Bob Folse, for giving so many so much pleasure in knowing you. May you always have peace and love.