Robert H. McWherter

November 29, 1925 – February 20, 2015

 

Robert (Bob) Hugh McWherter was called to his heavenly home on Feb. 20, 2015, at the age of 89. Bob was born on November 29, 1925, to Hugh Porter and Almyra (Vaughan) McWherter in Davis, CA. In 1943, after graduating high school, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served in the South Pacific until 1946. In 1947 Bob married Gladys Goette of Woodland, CA. They resided in Davis until 2001 when they moved to Edmond, OK.

Bob worked for the City of Davis as an electrician from 1961-1987. He was also a Davis volunteer fireman for 38 years.

He is survived by two daughters Jennie Solari and husband Phil of Powder Springs, GA., Kathy Loeber and husband Ken of Edmond, OK., and brother Tom McWherter of Tijuana, Mexico, 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife Gladys, his daughter Cynthia Kirkendall, a baby daughter, a brother Marion McWherter, and twin great grandsons Benjamin and Seth Muller.

Services will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond, OK, on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. with interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Comments

  1. To Bob’s family… I am so sorry for your loss. Bob sought me out the first day I worked for the City of Davis in Oct 1979. He welcomed me, and then gave me a mini-lecture on how he expected me to use the PW radio system. He taught me the basics of street light design, particularly how to design the location, and to compute “losses” in order to design the wire and conduit sizes for the system.

    He was about 2 years younger than my Dad, who also served in the Navy, in the Pacific, in WWII. A topic we discussed occasionally.

    Bob was special to me, not just for his knowledge, and his willingness to share it with the “newbies”, but also his honesty, integrity, and genuine caring for his co-workers, including reprimanding them when they ‘messed-up’, and then letting them know he just wanted them to learn. The nickname I remember he got from some, was “mother hen”.

    A great man. I suspect that there are many others than I, who benefitted from knowing and working with him. He is a part of who I am, so he lives on.

    May God’s peace, comfort, and love be with his family and close friends, particularly now, but enduring forever, as will Bob’s memory with those whom he loved and who loved him.

    • Bill Marshall… what great things to say about Bob!! Wish I could match them with as much eloquence. I just happened to be looking for him online when I saw his obit. Wish I had known earlier, I could have attended his memorial service. He meant a lot to me as well! Hope you & your family are well, Kim

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