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Rollins Funeral Home

1401 Hudson Road, Rogers, AR

OBITUARY

Robert C. See

August 25, 1943August 7, 2019

Robert C. See 75, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019. He was born August 25, 1943, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Max D. See and Mildred (Reim) See. He was raised in Washington, Iowa, graduating from high school in Washington and attending college at Phillips University in Enid earning a bachelor of arts degree in music education. Being a vocal major, he was one of the best bass singers ever - ask anyone.

Bob joined the Navy in 1967 during the Vietnam War, serving with the 2nd Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division - also known as "The Walking Dead." He served as a frontline Senior Corpsman manning the northernmost perimeter of the northernmost outpost in Vietnam known as Con Thien, which was within artillery range of the North Vietnamese Army. During the Vietnam War, this battalion sustained the highest casualty rate in Marine Corps history. In 1968, he was transferred to the 1/9 Battalion Aid Station in Dong Ha. Upon leaving Vietnam, he was assigned to the Main Navy Dispensary in Washington, DC as part of a medical team with responsibility for aide to the White House and Capitol. It was in Washington, DC where Bob met his wife of 47 years, Anita (Scholze) See. This union produced two wonderful children, Bryan See and Jennifer See.

Bob was the vocal music teacher in Kingfisher, Oklahoma for several years before moving to Anita's hometown of Rogers, Arkansas. He served on the Rogers City Council from January 1991 to December 1992 and embraced everything Razorback-related. He retired from Rogers Superior Industry in 2005 after 15 years.

He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Lowell, Arkansas. He sang beautifully with the choir, occasionally playing either his trombone or guitar and he also taught Sunday School. His sweet, gracious and humorous spirit will be cherished by many and his stories will be retold for years to come. Survivors include his wife, Anita, and his children, Bryan (wife, Tiffany) of Rogers and Jennifer (fiance, Robert Brown) of San Diego, California. He's also survived by grandchildren Addison, Whitaker, and Conaughey See as well as his brothers, William See (wife, Kathy) of Ft. Collins, Colorado; Richard See (wife, Susan) of Washington, Iowa, and his sister, Carla Martin (husband, Craig) of St. Charles, Missouri.

Visitation will be at Rollins Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 13 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church in Lowell on Wednesday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Lowell - Building Fund, P.O. Box 246, Lowell, AR 72745. Online condolences can be left at www.RollinsFuneral.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Brown
  • Craig Martin
  • Addison See
  • Bryan See
  • Jennifer See
  • Richard See
  • William See
  • Gerard St. Martin

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Memories

Robert C. See

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John Sampier

August 15, 2019

Anita, I regret so much being unable to see you and attend Bob’s service.
I’m just heart sick. I’ll miss his booming voice, infectious smile and laugh, his great good humor, his humanity. Even though, regretfully, our paths didn’t cross often enough, I treasure the times we did. Bob’s life made a difference. He made anyone in his orbit a better, happier person.
I mourn yet celebrate a life well-lived.
Love, John

George McBee

August 15, 2019

Always hurts a little more when it is one of your best friends.

Buzz, will always remember playing football in your side yard when I should have been finishing my paper route. We never could get my old volkswagen up the front steps of your house. On Christmas Eve we would go to your house and play with Dick's toys way into the night, hoping he would not come downstairs and catch us.
Driving for miles down a highway under construction looking for a crew with whom we could apply for a summer job, and hoping all the while that we wouldn't get hired.
So sorry we can't sit down and laugh again at all those old stories and experiences.
Rest in Peace, my brother.

B. George McBee

Ron & Desse Johnston

August 13, 2019

Anita - we are so sorry to hear you lost Bob. He was such a nice fellow and we always enjoyed his sense of humor through the stories he told. Please look us up for hugs whenever you visit Washington in the future. Take care, may your fond memories sustain you. Ron & Desse J.

Dale Torpey

August 13, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He would always come to the coffee club here in Washington with Max when he would visit. Always a gregarious person with great stories. I always enjoyed talking to him and catching up with him and what his family was doing. Sorry for your loss.

Darlene Lane

August 12, 2019

I enjoyed singing with Bob in the choir. He had such a wonderful voice. It was a joy to hear him teach Sunday school. He will be very missed. I know he is singing in heaven tonight. Prayers for his precious family.

Bonnie Rountree

August 12, 2019

Anita, I was so shocked when I heard that Bob had passed away. I enjoyed singing with him in the choir at First Baptist Church. I pray for you and your children and grandchildren. What a legacy he left for each of you. Bonnie Rountree

Annette Fulton

August 12, 2019

Anita and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your great loss! Please know that prayers are being lifted for you and your family. <3

Hugs from Iowa,
Annette & Rick Fulton

Gene Bland

August 11, 2019

Anita and family, sincere regrets on the loss of Robert. It was a pleasure to get to know him, and you again from RHS, at the Rogers History Club as a fellow Navy Corpsman assigned to the Marine Corps. However, Robert`s outstanding Military service was one to be admired by myself and all ! I was proud to know him. Semper Fi, Gene

peggy bishop

August 11, 2019

Bob had such a great laugh and I enjoyed when he would tell the funny stories that he and Marty had at Superior. And what a great dancer. I know that you and your family will miss him so much . Memories are so healing and will lift your spirits at the darkest times.
Love to you all,
Peggy Autrey Bishop