Robert Allison Yorton known to all his family and friends as “Capt Bob,” 7/V Zig-Zag, was born June 28, 1939 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to parents Raymond Otto Yorton and Dorothy Mae Gunnett Yorton.
He left us on the early hours of the morning to make his last fishing trip April 2, 2016.
A memorial will be held at his home on Friday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m., hosted by family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, just bring yourself and a fishing tale, to 104 Cypress Street, Apalachicola. Afterwards, we will be having a day of music and a cookout, per Bob’s request.
He was predeceased by his parents and grandparents, and brother Michael Yorton.
He is survived by his wife Mary Hutchins Yorton, who he met and was married to for 36 years, his best friend and love of his life; four daughters Jessica Leigh Yorton (Robbie), Niki Yorton Beaudin, Jennifer Yorton Sanders and Angela Yorton McCall; grandchildren Kira Beaudin, Jake Beaudin and Aidan McCall; one son Brentley David Glass (Cara), Polly Glass, Austin Glass and Hunter, grandchildren of Bob and Mary; Sister Laura Tucker (Scott); nieces Casey Tucker, Karlie (Drew) and Taten.
Robert and Mary owned and operated 7/V Zig -Zag, which he bought from his best friends David and Debbie Mercer. Zig-Zag is docked behind Boss Oyster, you may have seen it if you have eaten there. Bob has been fishing for about 40 years on the Gulf of Mexico and sold his catch to Water Street Seafood.
He will be buried at sea with his boat transporting him to his final fishing rock by family and friends. Like the song he loved “Got to go fishin', I'm down to rock bottom again,” one of his favorites by Jimmy Buffett. He always played this song fishing when the fish were biting he would always say let me turn my song on. Oh “the memories”
He is survived also by his special Labs, Capt. Nemo and Priscilla,, and predeceased by Lab Mullet, father of Nemo and Priscilla.