Dr. Robert J. Outlaw

January 17, 1924January 24, 2013

Robert Joe Outlaw, “Bob”, 89, of Oklahoma City, OK died Thursday, January 24th, 2013. Bob was born January 17, 1924 and was the son of Clyde Richard Outlaw and Cordelia Hough Outlaw of South Carolina. Bob’s siblings were Clyde Richard Outlaw, Jr., Sarah Outlaw Cato, and William Outlaw. Bob proudly served his country in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a B-17 radio operator. He married Gwendolyn Arloa Lenhart in June of 1944. They were married for 53 years, and only parted at Gwen’s demise in 1997. Gwen and Bob had four children: Robert J. Outlaw, Jr.; Michael Emory Outlaw; Thomas Richard Outlaw; and Barbara J Outlaw, who passed in 2006. Bob is survived by a dear Sister-in-law, Joyce Grace Lenhart; two lovely daughter-in-laws: Diane Bartlebaugh Outlaw and KathyLee Santangelo; as well as numerous grandchildren: Christina Settler; Brian Outlaw; Susan Outlaw; Sarah Outlaw; Tyler Outlaw; Charles Outlaw; Robert Outlaw and Lisa Gwen Outlaw. Bob had great-grandchildren as well: Mason and Chase Settler; Ava and Dylan Outlaw. A treasured caregiver, over the last few years is Sheila Turner. Bob received his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 1952. After practicing Family Medicine in rural South Carolina for 5 years, he heard the call of Sigmund Freud. He and his family moved to Oklahoma where he completed his residency in psychiatry in 1963. Bob was active in the local psychiatric community and organizations for the next four decades. Bob was a long-time member of St. Luke’s Methodist Church, Twin Hills Golf and Country Club and Sportsman’s Club. Bob loved golf and quail hunting. Services for Bob will be Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 1:00 PM at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, 222 N.W. 15th St., Oklahoma City, OK.


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2013

Dr. Robert J. Outlaw

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mason settler

February 8, 2018

I miss my great grandpa

May 20, 2013

Just found the obit for Uncle Bob. I hate we have lost contact. My thoughts and prayers are with yall. I just saw the tornado report on the local news and thought I would try to find one of yall. Hope yall are OK from the storms. Love to hear from yall. Cousin George in Columbia, S.C. 803-732-0210

Dorothy Anderson

March 8, 2013

Sympathies from the Frank Anderson Family in Saluda, SC. Dr Outlaw delivered our first two children in 1956 and 1957.

Patricia Shaw

February 16, 2013

Dr. Bob was truly one of a kind, and a unique individual who was a fine person as well as a fine physician. He was very consciencious about his work and his patients. I was fortunate enough to work with Bob ar St. Anthony in Psychiatry in the 1980's, and learned much from him about mental illness, and about being an authentic person. I will miss him for the rest of my life.
Sleep in the arms of Jesus, dear friend
Patricia Shaw of Oklahoma City

Patricia Bailey

February 3, 2013

I remember Dr. Outlaw during the time he worked part-time at the VA in the 60s through the 80s. I always had the highest regard for him and regret missing his services due to not reading the Sunday Oklahoman until Monday evening.

Merilee Nicely

January 29, 2013

A bell is not a bell till you ring it
A song is not a song till you sing it
Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay
Love isn't Love till you give it away!
I think he lived by these words. It was his job but it was also his heart. Whether it was family, friends or patients. Heaven must be rejoicing that he is in his heavenly home where there is no more suffering.

Cynthia Smith Forrest

January 29, 2013

Dr. Bob and his family have blessed our family with their love and friendship since the mid-1950's. He was my Father's best friend. Right before my Father's death Dr. Bob wrote the most beautiful letter celebrating their friendship. They fished, hunted, and boated. Gwen, Bob, and my parents played bridge with great zest! Across the years and miles, Dr. Bob stayed connected to my family and others who were fortunate to share many joyous hours during the early days in Saluda, SC. His kindness and caring were constant strengths. As a child, I remember his twinkling eyes when he entertained us while playing his harmonica! He was always interested in learning about our lives. His gentle grace will live in our hearts for a lifetime.

Melanie Churchill

January 28, 2013

I worked with Dr. Outlaw for a number of years at the Professional Corp. of Psychiatry. Never have I met a kinder man. He and Gwen were angels on this earth. His soft-spoken manner and warm smile was always so comforting. He taught me many things during those years, the most important being to never let anyone talk to you or treat you as if you were "beneath" them. Always look folks in the eye and walk with your head up. Thank you Dr. Outlaw for your many kind words and lessons. Our loss is Heaven's gain, and I'm sure you were met with open arms by your sweet Gwen and many others. Godspeed.....

matt huggins

January 28, 2013

u will be missed