R.B. would like all to know that his work here has been completed. He received a sudden call on Tuesday, May 19, at his home in Edmond, Oklahoma. The call was for an assignment from which he will never return. It was an offer that you can’t refuse. His new mission will reunite him with his wife of 62 years, Nancy, who passed less than two years ago, as well as with many other friends and family members he has not seen in a long time. While he is in heaven enjoying eternal life and celebrating Jesus, he left detailed instructions for his family and friends to celebrate his life. Not adhering to this instruction will not be tolerated. R.B. was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on March 4, 1926. During his formative years, his family moved to Oklahoma City. During his senior year at Capitol Hill High School, he became a United States Marine, and before his nineteenth birthday he was one of the 23,000 Marines who took the island of Iwo Jima in World War II in a battle that defines the USMC. After returning to California at the end of his service, he traveled to Alaska with a hometown friend and fellow Marine in search of adventure, later to settle back in Oklahoma with a job on a drilling rig. R.B. became a legend in the drilling industry. He managed the planning, drilling, completing, production, and ultimately the abandonment of deep wells in England, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Nigeria, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, Kuwait, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Chile. He retired from Exxon de Venezuela after more than ten years of offshore drilling on Lake Maracaibo. Upon retirement in 1986, he settled in Edmond. He was a charter member of Frontline Church in Oklahoma City, and attended Frontline Edmond most every Sunday morning, where his grandson David Adair serves as pastor. He was a devout Christian. R.B. was a Master Mason and active member of Edmond Masonic Lodge #37, and a 32nd degree Guthrie Scottish Rite Freemason. Most who knew him would claim he could fix or build anything. His knowledge was deep and wide. He was generous with his time and talent and will be missed by all who crossed his path. R.B. was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, daughter Brenda, and son R.B., Jr. He leaves behind a son Barry (Linda) of San Angelo, Texas, daughter Leeann Adair (Rob) of Edmond, Oklahoma, and son Beau (Martha) also of Edmond. He also leaves behind grandchildren Andrea Meister (Ralph), Nancy Kouri (Josh), David Adair (Anna), Brandy and Jason Limbocker, Andrew Glaab, and Jessica Limbocker. Also left are great-grandchildren Lauren Bernhard, Isaac Meister, Olivia and Elijah Kouri, Jubilee, Anderson, and Elliot Adair. His best friend and companion German shepherd, Tasha, is adjusting to her new home within his family. Friends and family are asked to honor and celebrate R.B.’s life at a memorial service at Frontline Church, 1104 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73103 on Wednesday, May 27th, at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please contribute to Frontline Church in his name. Dinner will be served following the playing of Taps.