OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" D. Tarbert

November 3, 1935March 18, 2019
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TARBERT, Robert, D. (Bob) –

Passed away March 18, 2019 in Spokane, WA. He was born Nov. 3, 1935 in Davenport, WA to Phillip and Ruth Tarbert. Bob grew up in Davenport and graduated from Davenport High School, attended college before serving in the US Army and then returning home to run the family farm . Bob married Patricia Parsons on Oct. 1, 1960 in Davenport, WA. Bob owned and operated Tarbert Well Drilling before retiring. His son Troy continues running the farm and the drilling business. Bob was the 1990 Water Conservation Farmer of the Year, member of the Harrington Golf and C.C., member of the Rocklyn Zion Methodist Church and served as a member of the Davenport School Board for eight years. Later in life, Bob had a passion for golfing and sharing the produce from his garden with visiting family and friends , woodworking, Bob is survived by his wife Patty at the home, two sons Todd (Nancy) Tarbert and Troy (Kim) Tarbert and his four grandchildren (Todd) Ryan, Jensen, (Troy) Spencer and Madison. He is also survived by his two sisters Betty (Curt) Chumbley and Phyllis Marz and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Peggy Weitz. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, 505 10th St. Davenport, WA. Visitation for Bob will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 12:00 (Noon) - 5:00PM at Strate Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Harrington Golf and C.C. or the donor’s choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.stratefuneralhome.com for the Tarbert family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, March 29, 2019
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Robert "Bob" D. Tarbert

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Vicki and Deral Green

April 4, 2019

Dearest Patty and family, Deral and I are very sorry we missed honoring Bob’s memory at his recent passing. Cecil’s cousin had such a fond place in he and Lou’s heart. They so enjoyed taking the trailer down and staying at the property while Bob and Cecil built a trailer I believe❤️The boys were a joy for them to watch grow and were very helpful as well. Bob of course dug the well on the Sandflats property that they loved so dearly. Our visits with both you and Bob were always very special Patty🙏May the Angels in heaven rejoice as they have a prized soul of great dignity in their presence‼️Love to all of you , we are honored to have had him in our lives! Vicki and Deral Green

Shan Hayes

March 29, 2019

So sad to hear of Bob’s passing, yet so happy to have known him! I enjoyed being his birthday buddy. He was such a kind and loving man, I know his family will miss him dearly. I’m not going to be able to make it to the funeral today, just know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know Jesus has welcomed him home and you’ll all be together again one day. God bless.
Shan Hayes

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