Robert Wayne "Bob" Montgomery, Sr. 86, of Midland, Texas passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Midland, Texas.
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Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 10:00 AM Thursday, February 20, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Andrews, Texas with Pastor Dr. Clayton Chisum officiating. Interment will follow in the Andrews West Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the funeral home. Please visit www.mcnettfuneralhome.com for obituary information, visitation and service details.
Robert Wayne Montgomery was born July 26, l933 at home in Cement, Oklahoma to James Herman, Sr. and Sarah Elsie Tucker Montgomery, the third of four sons. He graduated from High School in Fittstown, Oklahoma, and attended college at Oklahoma A&M and Murray State Jr. College. Bob volunteered for the draft into the U.S. Army in June of l953, and did basic training for the artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After basic training he was selected to serve into the 40-50 ASU (Army Service Unit) Veterinary Corp assignment at Fort Sill. Later, he transferred to Shawnee, Oklahoma where his job was to inspect and supervise the canning of one million cans of chicken and gravy. This is where he came to have a definite distaste for chicken. He was discharged in l955 and continued his education at East Central University. He married Mary Lou Young on June 28, l957 at First Baptist Church in Ada, Oklahoma. Bob worked for Halliburton and Sinclair in Oklahoma until he was transferred to Andrews in January of 1966. Mary Lou was a teacher in Oklahoma and Andrews. When Sinclair merged with Arco Oil and Gas, he was promoted to Assistant Production Foreman, and worked his way up to Senior Production Foreman, where he worked until his retirement in October of 1991.When Bob was a sophomore in high school in 1950, he made his profession of faith at First Baptist Church at Fittstown, Oklahoma. He was a long-time, faithful member of First Baptist Church in Andrews. His wife Mary Lou passed away on September 24, 1981 after a long struggle with breast cancer. Bob was married to JoAnn Schneider Lamb for many years, they lived in Andrews. In his later years, Bob moved to Midland to be close to his daughter Beth and her husband John Mosley. There he enjoyed creating many woodworking and metal-working projects in his shop. His favorite hobbies included fishing, woodworking, growing roses, and especially, telling stories. His most precious recent moments were those spent with Candace and her children, grandsons Jared and Matt, and with his buddy Marvin Friemel. Preceded in death by: His mother and father, three brothers, Cecil Ray, James Herman, Jr., and Billy Paul, wife Mary Lou, and daughter Jeri Beth Mosley.
Survived by: Son, Robert Wayne Montgomery, Jr. “Bobby” and wife Denise of Gardendale, Texas. Son-in-Law John Mosley and wife Diana of Midland. Grandchildren Candace Fisher and husband Vin of Andrews, Mandy Tovar of Midland, Jeremy Montgomery and wife Kelli of Granbury, Jared Mosley of San Antonio, Matthew Mosley and wife Lindsey of Lubbock, Shane Montgomery of Andrews, two step-grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and six step-greatgrandchildren.