Robert Kenneth Haskett

Robert Kenneth Haskett of Wilkesboro, died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. He was 80 and is now reunited with Susan V. Haskett. Robert was born in Freeport, Nassau County, N.Y., on Nov. 24, 1940. He was the son of the late Kenneth and Anna May Haskett of Emmaus, Penn. He served the United States Postal service as postmaster general for 30 years on Long Island, N.Y. After retirement he moved to N.C., where he continued to pursue his love of drag and alcohol racing. Unfortunately, a short illness with COVID led to his untimely passing. Robert earned and was inducted into the NHRA East Coast Drag Racing Hall of Fame in November 2021 for over 59 years of racing. He raced for the Lord and was a Christian who enjoyed sharing his beliefs with many. He had a strong personality but had a smile that could light up your day.

Robert is survived by his children, Joshua Haskett (Barbara), Sara Boniface (James), Jeremy Haskett (Melinda) and Jared Haskett (Jessica); along with his grandchildren, Olivia, Anthony, Rachel, Carson, Landon, Ethan, Cassidy, Brandon, Jasmine and April. Pop will be missed and never forgotten. Psalms 91.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.miller

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