Robert L. "Shorty" Likens, 78, of 1068 Miller Hill Road, Williamsport, died Friday, October 31, 2008, at home.
Born March 8, 1930, in Muncy, he was a son of the late William B. and Helen E. (Dimm) Likens.
His wife of 45 years, the former Whilomean Tinney, died August 25, 2000.
A 1948 graduate of Muncy High School, Shorty enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1955 and served until December 1959. For many years he owned and operated Shorty's Inn on Second Street in Williamsport.
He was a member of the Roland Ritter Post 268 American Legion, Muncy, the Edward Smith Post 3428 V.F.W., Muncy, the Harmonia Club, Williamsport, the 40 & 8 Club, Williamsport, and the Williamsport Moose Club. Shorty was a charter member of the Piney Ridge Hunting Club.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Holly Likens of Ralston and David and Chrystal Likens of Maryland; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Lonnie Roedts of Cogan Station; one brother and sister-in-law, William and Joan Likens of Muncy; four grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Likens, who died May 12, 2000.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 5, at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. Officiating will be the Rev. Michael R. Gardy, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Muncy. Burial with full military honors will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lycoming Unit American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.