Robert Glen Oberbroeckling

July 3, 1933June 24, 2013

Robert G. Oberbroeckling “Obie”79, of Mechanicsville, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013. Obie served in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam and receiving Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, as well as the Good Conduct Medal and others. He worked in Army Intelligence retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Ashland, Va.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Beverly Oberbroeckling, children: Bob Oberbroeckling, Julie Buehler, Susan Howard, Scott Oberbroeckling and wife Crystal. Nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren and scores of loving relatives and dear friends.

Visitation will be held 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Woody Funeral Home, Atlee Chapel 9271 Shady Grove Rd. Mechanicsville, VA 23116. There will be a graveside service at Amelia Veterans Cemetery 10300 Pridesville Rd, Amelia Court House, VA at 1:00pm on Friday, June 28, 2013. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at www. Condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Thursday, June 27, 2013
  • Graveside Service Friday, June 28, 2013

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Charles Francis

May 29, 2014

Beverly, we just heard about Obie, so sorry for your loss, remembering all the good times at the lake with you folks. Dee and I are living in NC and Florida, think of you guys often. Again the country lost a real soldier, just hard to believe. Chuck & Dee Francis

July 1, 2013

Uncle Bob, you will be missed. Todd and family.

Cliff and Rosalie Faith

June 30, 2013

Beverly, Bobby, Julie, Susan, and Scotty:
We were so sad to hear of OB's passing. We were part of the 4-2 family when OB served his country in the mid 60's as commander of Det 4-2 at Incirlik AFB in southern Turkey. For many of the young men, Det 4-2 was their first time away from their families and all that was familiar at home - fast food restaurants, more than one TV channel, well stocked super markets, real Christmas trees and nativity scenes, and flushing toilets. The Det 4-2 gang became our family. We spent holidays together sharing our Turkish experiences, laughing at OB's jokes, and enjoying the delicious meals prepared for us by you Beverly. We watched Bobby, Julie, Susan, and Scotty play and grow. OB's family became our family making the 2 years in Turkey and our time together in Germany some of the most enjoyable and memorable of our lives. We know that OB loved his family and his country and he cared for the men under his command. We know he will be missed.

Keith Blackey

June 29, 2013

Dear, Beverly, and family. I have been many places, currently in Afghanistan, and have had many life experiences but remember none more fondly and frequently than my time with you and Obie in Turkey and Germany 45 years ago. Our group was small, our friendship close and our mission important. This loss of a friend and fellow soldier hurts us all but none more than you and your family. I am radiating one blessing for each of the 10,000 miles that separate us. Blessings.

Wiley Craig

June 28, 2013

Beverly,Bob,Julie,Susan and Scott. My deepest sympathy to you and all your family. "Obie" was the mainstay of our close-knit family of troops, wives, and children at Incirlik Turkey in the mid 60's of our small detachment. In retrospect those three years have become a true highlight of my life. It was so great we were able to get together when we have over these recent years. I've always had great respect for Bob, and dearly appreciated his humor. I know we all will miss him. Best wishes, and prayers to you from Linda and me. Wiley Craig

June 28, 2013

I was saddened to hear of Obie's death. I can't help but smile when I think of Bud, Glenn and Obie on "their" cloud drinking Vodka/Tonics and solving the problems of the world.
You and your family are on my mind at this sad time.
Love to you all,
Lee Mitchell (Florida)

June 28, 2013

Beverly,Bob,Julie,Susan, and Scott. So sorry to hear of "Obies" passing. Of my 71 years of life, I repeatedly think back to the few short years spent together in Turkey, in the mid '60's, with our small "family" of troops, spouses, and children, commanded by, then, Major "Obie". That period turned out to be the highlight of my life. I feel blessed that we were able to get together on occasions in the past few years to re-hash that era. I have the utmost respect for Bob, loved his humor, and his integrity was impeccable. I will miss him. Linda and I send our prayers, and love. Wiley Craig (Reno Nevada)

M. Lee Winder

June 28, 2013

Beverly and Family--Our deepest sympathies. We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our good times at the lake will always be in our memories. We will miss Obie. He was a wonderful man. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Jane & Lee Winder

Nichole & Greg Stinson

June 27, 2013

Beverly, Bob and family,

We are so saddened to hear of your loss and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We will really miss Obie's easy smile and quirky sense of humor, he was truly a very special man.

Belinda Eldridge

June 27, 2013

Bev and family... So very sorry to hear of your loss. Obie was such a wonderful,funny man...many memories of our times at "happy hour"... my prayers to you and your family...