The family has invited those who care to share their memories of Bob to attend a memorial potluck barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Fields Trailer Park, #18, in Mountain Home, following the AFAD celebration.
Bob was born Dec. 22, 1920, in Harveyville, Kan. He attended school through the sixth grade then helped out his family with farm work and odd jobs.
Bob served in the U.S. Army during WWII and had a family in Kansas before moving West in the 1950s.
He married Juanita Thomas with whom he shared many years of adventure and lasting friendships, retiring in his 70's from millwork in Reedsport, Ore. "Ever ready to share a story, Bob made friends wherever he went," his family said.
"After losing his beloved, he moved to Mountain Home in 2000 to be near family. Again, he made friends and entertained a host of strangers. More than anything, Bob enjoyed visiting with folks and sharing his humorous stories of life. He added salt and spice to the lives of all who knew him," they added.
Bob is survived by: his step-sons, David and his wife, BethThomas, and Warren and his wife, Susan Thomas, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita, and one brother.