Robert C. Bales

January 26, 2021

Robert C. Bales, passed away January 26, 2021 peacefully with his family by his side, from complications from Bulbar ALS. Husband to Teresa (Thacker) Bales. Born February 25, 1963 in Frankfort to Grover and Margorie (Taylor) Bales. He married the love of his life Teresa Thacker on October 16,2004. He was employed by Frito lay and Roger Woodruff trucking Co, before attending the police academy and becoming a Police Officer for the city of Frankfort for 23 years. He was also a dispatcher FTO, (field training officer) and was a sniper on the swat team for many years before his retirement in 2019. Rob enjoyed rebuilding fast cars, his 2013 Hot wheels Camaro, car shows, Saints and LSU football. He also enjoyed going to see his favorite local live bands play with his wife. Rob enjoyed being a police officer and serving his community with much respect and pride he enjoyed helping others whenever needed. He also was an advocate for ALS awareness. Rob will be remembered for his contagious smile his kind heart, strength to never give up and loyalty to his loved ones.

Visitation and Services

Visitation is planned for 1-3 p.m. February 27, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will begin at 3 p.m. following the visitation. In lieu of flowers the family wishes to please make all donations to the Steve Gleason foundation for ALS, c/o Team Gleason Foundation, P.O. Box 24493, New Orleans, LA 70184.

Survived by:

His most valued love was spending time with his 4 granddaughters, Dallis, Charlee, Oaklynn and Kamryn. He is also survived by his wife, four daughters, Taylor Bales (Lafayette), Chelse Johns, Cassie Johns, Emma Fuel, one sister, Vianna Harris all of Frankfort, one brother-in-law, Mark Miller Milton KY.

Preceded by:

He was proceeded in death by his parents, his mother and father in-law, Jess and Arland Thacker.

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31 Condolences for “Robert C. Bales”

  1. William kressley January 26, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    I’m at a loss for words. Rob you was a true friend and a true cop. You left the town with a heavy heart. You will be missed. I’ll be seeing you down the road my friend. Rip

  2. Troy Walters January 26, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Prayers for peace and comfort for Teresa & family, and all of his many friends. It was a great honor and blessing for me to be a part of those who helped out Rob in his time of need, as he had helped so many during his lifetime. Rob’s presence is missed. His legacy lives on. Rest, brother.

  3. Mike Nease January 26, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Love and prayers to the family! Rob was a great man and police officer. He will be missed. Fly high my friend! RIP 238
    Mike and Veronica Nease

  4. Dewight January 26, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I will miss talking to him. He was so nice to me.

  5. Sherrie Carson January 26, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Rob. You are at rest and at peace. No more pain and struggles. Go run and enjoy with your parents and families. We love you Rob. Sending hugs and prayers!
    Love , Sherrie & Pauline Taylor

  6. Vicki Albaugh January 26, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Rob was a good man and loved by so many! He fought to the end with dignity. Rest in Heaven Rob and dance with the angels. They are lucky they have you.

  7. Teri(Willhelm)Julian January 26, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of such a great man!! He was always kind and smiling. Praying for comfort for his family and friends.

  8. The Hawkins family January 26, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Sorry for loss, Bales family. He will surely be missed, who dat.

  9. cathy hurless January 26, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. He was an awesome man and a great friend in school. Prayers for you and your family.

  10. Debbie Taylor January 26, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    We are so sorry for everyone’s loss. ALS is such a horrible disease. May God comfort you all at this time. God bless.

  11. Tabbitha Edds Chadwell January 26, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Rob, you will forever be in my heart. You will be missed by all. Love you.

  12. Lori Leach January 26, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I’m so sorry for the families loss. Rob was a long time friend of mine and I met his family through him. My thoughts and prayers to his family. Teresa, just know that you are one strong and beautiful lady.

  13. David Scott January 26, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    My condolences to the family of Rob Bales. He was a long time family friend, a wonderful person, a very caring and understanding Excellent Police Officer. Such a pleasure to know him! This is a tremendous loss to the community of Frankfort and everyone who knew him. I have so many good memories of this great man!
    Rest In Peace Officer 238

  14. Rhonds Golden January 26, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing, will be praying for you and your family.

  15. Brent and Bonnie Weaver January 27, 2021 at 1:14 am

    We send prayers for you and family during this time of loss. Rob may no longer be with us but, he will be forever remembered.

  16. James Catron January 27, 2021 at 2:13 am

    May the Lord give you peace. Bless you all.

    Jim Catron
    FHS Class of 1981

  17. Jeff Downey January 27, 2021 at 4:57 am

    My thoughts are with the family of this remarkable man. Rob taught me a lot in my law enforcement career. The main thing he taught was kindness. His legacy will live on in those that knew him and in the family he loved so much. RIP 238

    Sincerely,
    275

  18. Sandee Pickard January 27, 2021 at 10:42 am

    So sorry for your loss Cassie. Prayers to you and your family.

  19. Linda Henderson January 27, 2021 at 11:10 am

    So sorry for your loss Teresa. Prayers for you and your family.

  20. Colleen Ray January 27, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Rob was a wonderful man! He had a huge heart and would help everyone that he could. He never gave up, no matter how easy he could have. He loved and adored his wife Teresa and his 4 daughters plus his precious granddaughters. He will be greatly missed!

  21. Mary Reynolds January 27, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    There isn’t anything I can say about Rob, that hasn’t already been said. Rob was truly a wonderful public servant who cared about everyone. He never met a stranger. One of the fairest police officers Frankfort was blessed to have. My deepest condolences to Teresa, and the family. Rob loved all of you so much.

  22. John W. Forman January 27, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    We are born and sadly we pass away. What we do with the time we have between those two dates is what truly matters. Rob, you were a great police officer and a great friend. I’ll miss seeing you and telling you the drinks on me. You touched so many people in this town and you will be remembered for your kindness and professionalism on and off duty. God truly took one of the best when he took you. If our success in life was judged solely on the lives we touch my friend you succeeded. Prayers to Teresa and your family. Prayers for your fellow officers. We will meet again one day and the drink will be on me.

  23. Don-Debbie Baker January 27, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. He was a very kind and brave man. Prayers for his family and friends.

  24. Patti and Michael Beisner January 27, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Frankfort will not be the same without your smiling face Rob! So sorry you had to leave us so soon, but rejoice in your homecoming! Rest in the arms of Jesus my friend!

  25. Kim Wiles January 27, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Praying for the family Rob was my classmate class of 1981.

  26. Sherry Kinsler-Jeffers January 28, 2021 at 6:44 am

    Rob was a very special friend and later a great coworker at FPD. He took a few of us to see Survivor and Journey in 1985/86 in Indy. That was a great night! by the way, he and my sister Michele were VERY close during that time. We all loved being around Rob and are saddened for his family, for their loss of such a fun-loving man.

  27. Margo Decker Greenup January 28, 2021 at 9:33 am

    I know that you hear these words a lot but I’m so glad Rob isn’t suffering anymore. Rob was always kind and polite to me. I remember when Uncle Jim and Aunt Marge got married. So I mostly knew Rob as a kid. He will always have a place in my heart. I know that you all have wonderful memories. Keep them close to your heart. Love you all.

  28. Tanya Howe January 28, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    I’ll remember Rob as a true man of honor, strength, courage and for his abundance amount of love for his family. And for you Teresa, one of the strongest and most loving wife ever. A match made in heaven, a match divided by heaven until you’re reunited in heaven once again. I am sorry sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family.

  29. Dan Knapp January 29, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    Rob will be missed by so many of his family and friends. My prayers go out to Rob’s family and know that he will always hold a special place in my heart for such a great friend and officer.

  30. Sheila Taylor February 22, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to Teresa and the family.

  31. Debbie Brown February 23, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Beautiful soul, beautiful video. May you rest easy and wear that amazing smile for miles and miles.

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