Robert Leroy Oehring better known as “Uncle Bob”, 89, El Dorado Springs, passed away at his home, Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
Uncle Bob was born April 11, 1924, at Taberville, the son of Fred and Bertha Oehring. He attended Rich Valley School and as a young man helped his parents on the family farm.
After working on a large dairy farm in Wisconsin, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and participated in the D-Day Invasion of France. After being honorably discharged from the service, he married Patricia and they made their home in Kansas City. He went to work for Kansas City Power & Light and worked his way up to a supervisory position. In 1979, Pat passed away and he continued his career with KCP&L until his retirement in1986, after more than 40 years of service.
After his retirement, he moved to El Dorado Springs, where he continued to work the farm, raising cattle and row crops with his nephews.
In 1979, he purchased the Parkside Lounge and his circle of friends grew even larger. He never met a stranger, and he became Uncle Bob to everyone he befriended. It was common that everywhere he went, one would hear someone call out, “Hey, Uncle Bob!”
Uncle Bob was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the American Legion and AMVETS. He was a very generous man and was always willing to donate to local charities and community projects. Bob loved to hunt and fish and made many trips to Louisiana to enjoy these hobbies.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Pat, three brothers – Archie, Bill and Orville; and a sister, Mina Simmons.
Survivors include his companion of 28 years, Reva Janes; a brother, Leslie “Jack” Oehring, and his wife, Lucille; several nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.
Services were held Saturday, June 22, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Brent Bland officiating. Special music was provided by Larry Oehring. Interment followed at the Taberville Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Fred Oehring, Bobby Oehring, David Oehring, Orville Oehring Jr, Roger Floyd, Rusty Janes and Randy James.
Memorials can be made to Taberville Cemetery through Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.blandhackleman.com.