Robert G. “Bob” Spradlin Sr., a longtime Oilton resident, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2011 in the Stillwater Medical Center at the age of 85 years.
Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Oilton, OK and will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Oilton, OK. Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery, Oilton, OK.
The son of the late Charlie Perry Spradlin and Willie Mae (Crew) Spradlin, Bob was born on April 30, 1926 in Oilton where he was reared and educated. As a young man he entered into the United States Army where he served in the Philippines during World War II. After receiving his honorable discharge he returned to Oilton where he was united in marriage to Bertha Mae McCollom on March 9, 1946.
Bob moved his family to Oklahoma City where he began working for Wonder Bread and later in the oilfield. Bob then began working for New England Industries. In 1963 he retired as the Superintendent of Maintenance for aircraft fueling units and returned to Oklahoma. After returning to Oilton, Bob became a member of the Drumright/Cushing V.F.W and the American Legion in Oilton where he became the Post Commander.
Bob was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Oilton.
Survivors include his three sons, Robert G. Spradlin Jr. and his wife Carol of New Caney, TX, Billy Max Spradlin of Moore, OK, and Jack R. Spradlin of Oilton, OK; three sisters, Norma Jean Green and her husband Joe of Sand Springs, OK, Jo Ann Hammick and her husband Jack of Moore, OK, and Kay Spradlin of Moore, OK; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends including his longtime friend and companion Irene Daniel of Jennings, OK.
In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his wife Bertha; three brothers, Ralph Spradlin, Charles Spradlin, and Jack Spradlin; three sisters, Oleta Todd, Velma Wooten, Louise Hayworth; and one grandson, Anthony Ray Spradlin.