The Edmond Sun


October 1, 2012

Robert Stringer

EDMOND —     Robert “Bob” Stringer, 84, of Perry, Okla., formerly of Edmond, Okla., died Saturday, September 29, 2012 in Perry. He was born January 13, 1928, in El Reno, Okla., the son of Ray Newton and Vera (Teague) Stringer.

    On August 28, 1949 Bob married his sweetheart and best friend Velta Mae Allen at the First Christian Church in Edmond, Okla.

    Bob graduated from Central State University in 1950. He worked for the Department of Transportation until 1993 when he retired as a division engineer. He worked for the state for a total of 50 years.

    He was a past post commander of the American Legion Post 111 in Edmond, past president of the Perry Rotary and a former director of the Exchange Bank and Trust in Perry. He was a Mason and a member of the Perry Historical Society.

    Bob served his country for over 40 years and was honorably discharged from the Oklahoma National Guard after serving in the 45th Infantry Division, 179th Infantry Headquarters Company, 158th Field Artillery Company and completed a tour in the Korean War.

    Bob was an active member and served as an elder of the First Christian Church in Perry.

    Bob is survived by his wife, Velta of the home; two sons, Wes Stringer of Oklahoma City, Larry Stringer of Owasso, Okla., three grandchildren, Regina Howell and her husband, Davy of Spring, Texas, Dana Stringer and Ethan Stringer both of Owasso; two great grandchildren, Allison Howell and Dalton Howell of Spring, Texas; two great- great-grandchildren, Stephani Howell and Cody Howell of Spring, Texas; sister-in-law, Virginia O’Niel of Edmond; two nephews, Steve O’Niel of Cascade, Colo., Jay O’Niel of Pueblo West, Colo.

    He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karon Byford; parents, Ray and Vera Stringer; one sister, LaVahn Childers; and two brothers-in-law, Bill O’Niel and Dave Childers.

    Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012 at First Christian Church in Perry. Rev. Martin Foster will officiate. Interment will be 2:30 p.m. at Kingfisher Cemetery in Kingfisher, Okla. Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

    Family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

    Memorials may be made to Companion Hospice, American Legion Post 111 or the First Christian Church in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, OK 73077.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family using the online guest book at

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