OBITUARY

Robert Francis Summers II

December 24, 1926September 19, 2019
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Robert Francis Summers II Services for Robert Francis (Bob) Summers II, 92, of Norman, will be at 2:00 pm, 30, September 2019 at First Baptist Church, Norman, OK with the Dr. Wade Smith officiating. Primrose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Summers died Thursday, 09/19/2019 in Norman, OK. He was born 24 Dec 1926 to Robert Francis and Effie Mae (Dillard) Summers in Chickasha, OK. In 1944 he was with Phillips Petroleum Co. on an oil exploration seismograph crew in Oklahoma at Browning, Montana, and worked for A.B. Cobb Drilling Co. of Cut Bank, Montana as a derrick man. While still 17 years old, he joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in the Southwest Pacific Theatre of WWII. Subsequently following an honorable discharge, he returned home, graduated from Chickasha High School, earned a Private Pilot’s License and started work at Tinker Air Force Base, from which he retired in 1983 with 36 years of service and no sick leave taken the last 32 years. Robert met the love of his life Amanda Bertie Lorene Smith at the skating rink in Chickasha, OK. They were married 29, May 1948 in Chickasha, OK. The couple came to Norman in June 1953. Both Robert and Lorene were Christians and members of First Baptist Church in Norman. He enjoyed helping with church building projects, working in his home shop and fellowship with his family and friends. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion at post 88 of Norman. Robert was a devoted Christian and loving father. He taught his boys to be good men. Survivors include two sons, Robert III (Bob) and wife Ann of Noble, OK and James Jeffrey (Jeff) and wife Karen of Norman. Grandchildren Natalie, Robert IV, Amanda, Charles. Great Grand children Ben, Zac, Claire, Robert V, Wyatt, Lillianne, Leslie, Sandra, Elissa. Mr. Summers was preceded in death by his wife Lorene in 1993, his mother in 1987 and his father in 1927 who was brought to Chickasha Indian Territory as an orphan train child from New York City and grand-daughter Jennifer “Lynn" in 2011.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Summers III, Son
  • James Summers, Son
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Members of the American Legion at Post 88 of Norman, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 30, 2019

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Stephanie Odle

September 29, 2019

Stephanie Odle

September 29, 2019

Stephanie Odle

September 29, 2019

Stephanie Odle

September 29, 2019

Stephanie Odle

September 29, 2019

Bob was by far our favorite customer at Corner Copy. Although we have only been open 3 years, he came with us from another copy shop where we knew him for 11 years. When I first met Bob, every time he came into the store I would say, “Hi, how are you today?” and he would respond, “I’m Verticle” so for the longest time we called him Mr. Verticle.
We quickly became friends, every year we would find his pictures from the 1940’s ball that he attended in Colorado and print them off. He was always so excited to see the pictures of him dancing with the beautiful ladies. Bob was always coming in with special projects that he needed help with, like having us take pictures of his military uniform for his grandsons’ book report he was working on, or when he finally traded in his wife’s car this year. Before he took it in we got a picture of him standing next to the car and then another picture of him standing next to the new one. One day we see Bob walking up carrying a bucket, I wondered, “what in the world is he up to?” We had a hole he didn’t like, he was carrying in dirt to fill that hole. He was such a kind man always happy and willing to share a story or even stop to teach you a few dance moves. We will miss him terribly.

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