Robert L. Fife

June 11, 1929March 12, 2019

Robert “Bob” L. Fife passed away March 12th, 2019 in Tulsa at the age of 89.

Bob was born June 11, 1929 in Portland, Oregon to Irwin and Vera Fife. As a young boy he moved with his family to Oklahoma and graduated from Lawton High School in 1948. Soon after he served in the US Navy for two years. He then went on to graduate from Mississippi Southern with a degree in Business in 1957. Not long thereafter he began working for Fife Corporation, a company founded in 1939 by his father, Irwin Fife. His years at Fife as a key sales engineer took him all over the Country as well as abroad. In the late 70s he left Fife to found his own business, Web-Tex Co. At Web-Tex he manufactured all-air web guiding equipment, on which he held several patents. When he retired, he sold a large portion of his business that continues to operate under the name Coast Controls. During his retirement he discovered a passion for building homes and built several in the Ft. Worth neighborhood where he lived.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother Douglas and twin brother William “Bill”.

He is survived by his children Douglas Fife of Seattle, WA and Adria Fife Sanditen (Brad) of Tulsa, OK. Also surviving are his three grandchildren Sam, Will and Phifer Sanditen.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

Robert L. Fife

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