Bob E. Stinnett

December 26, 1930September 3, 2018
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Bob E. Stinnett (12/26/1930) passed away peacefully on September 3, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Fordland, Missouri, and moved to Long Beach with his family in 1939. He graduated from Wilson High and served in the army during Korea. He took up working in the oil fields and eventually found his place as a manager and engineer at Koppers where he worked until he retired. He resided in Upland for 55 years and was a proud member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Citizen on Patrol for over 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, morning coffee with friends, gardening, a good ball game, and sharing his sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Sheila, his children Susan, Christine, Dean, Michelle, and Kelly, as well as his seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. The celebration of his life will be held at Stone Funeral Home in Upland on Friday, September 14th at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite charity in his name or Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center/Trauma Center.


  • Sheila Stinnett, Wife
  • Christine Flores, Daughter
  • Susan Strawbridge, Daughter
  • Dean Henthorn (Patricia), Son
  • Michelle Stinnett ( Alfred LaFrance), Daughter
  • Kelly Schoonmaker (Nathaniel Parson), Daughter


  • Memorial Service Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, September 14, 2018

Bob E. Stinnett

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Steve Mullins

September 12, 2018

Bob was someone that always loved to laugh. He laughed when poking fun at you. He laughed when someone poked fun at him. His spirit and soul always had a smile.

I remember growing up in Upland and Dean and I would be either figuring out how to get our skateboards down San Antonio Avenue faster without losing more skin from falling down or playing catch out front using several neighbors properties as our arms got stronger (or at least we thought they were until we hit a house or worse...another car). But Bob was always there talking with us and helping us figure things out or become better ball players.

Other times, Dean and I would be doing things young boys did like tossing large pits at cars as they passed by or flipping baseball cards and Bob was always there to straighten us out or help teach us the proper way to flip cards :-)

I would see Bob at the races in Ontario or Riverside (when there still was a track and not a mall or housing) or in Fontana and we would chat about the drivers of old comparing them to the drivers of today. Just a great conversationalist about any topic and made it fun to listen and learn.

Many fond memories and I am Blessed to have had Bob in my life growing up as a young boy and as a man having learned from his wisdom. A life many of us can and should follow to make us better humans and to enjoy more...with just a smile or a laugh.

Many prayers and thoughts are out to all of the family during this time but you all have it the best, in that you are afforded remembering so many more close stories of the good times and all the joy in your hearts he gave to you. It will certainly ease any pain being felt now, knowing that so many people outside of your family were touched by his love and joy in life he had for and of others.

You will be missed Bob (Mr. Stinnett), but never forgotten.

Kimberly Stinnett Wiswell

September 12, 2018

Uncle Bob had such a sly, marvelous, witty sense of humor! He was so much like my Grandpa Aud, his dad, that as the years passed, it was like we still had my grandpa with us. And he was practical, as practical as the day is long. Bob could break anything (including machinery) down into its component parts and make sense of it, fix it where needed, and even better, explain it to others.

My dad had so much fun on their Missouri road trips to visit their childhood home and relatives - it still amuses me to think of them heading down Route 66 in Bob's snazzy yellow Corvette, with Bob eating a Snickers bar and them debating life (Bob: Jerry, you just need to cut down on your sodium intake / Jerry: Bob, when's the last time you checked how much sodium is in those Snickers bars you're so fond of?) I've heard that when they drove through Stinnett, Texas, they acted like they owned the place, lol!

Bob was a rock for all of our family, and personally looked out for everyone in my family both before and after my dad's passing. We will miss him dearly.

I love you, Uncle Bob <3

Sondra Schmoldt

September 11, 2018

Remembering all the times my father-in-law, Len Schmoldt or as Bob called him”Lenny”, came to visit us and how he enjoyed going to Cocos for morning coffee with, as Len called him “Robert”..
.John will always remember all the racing and fishing, especially the last trip they shared after Lens passing...such a sweet man
Sending our love,
John, Sondra and Jennifer Schmoldt