Gary Welker

Obituary of Gary Welker

Gary 'Bob' Welker was born at his home in Nashoba, Oklahoma on November 16th, 1943 to Johnnie Albert & Lucille (Treece) Welker, Bob was the youngest of 5 children. Bob entered into the gates of Heaven on Wednesday morning July 29th, 2020, he was 76 years old. At the age of 7 Bob and his family relocated to Ft. Thomas, Arizona due to his father's illness. Bob went to Ft. Thomas schools and graduated in 1961, Bob was All-State in football and basketball. If you know Bob, you knew you'd see him at every ballgame supporting the Kiefer Trojans no matter how far him and Mike had to drive. Not only for sports, Bob had a passion and talent for singing and playing music. He had the opportunity to open up for Fats Domino, George Jones, The Everly Brothers and many more. Bob even cut his own record in Nashville, Tn. Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965 where he served for 2 years, stationed in Germany during the Vietnam war. After returning from Germany Bob returned to his original home, Oklahoma. Bob met the love of his life, Sandy Berg and they were married January 23rd 1970 celebrating 50 years this past January. They raised their family in Kiefer. Bob was a member of the Masonic Lodge where he was a 32nd degree Mason, in 1981 he was Worshipful Master. Bob was saved by the precious blood of Jesus Christ in 1985 and became a member of the Community Freewill Baptist Church in 1987. He was very active in his church, he taught Sunday School, was a board member, and sang & played music, and much more. Bob loved to take trips and be outdoors, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved to camp and throw some horseshoes. He retired from L.E. Rader Juvenile Justice Center where he was head electrician. Prior to Rader he worked for 15 years at Liberty Glass. Bob has had numerous jobs throughout his life, there is absolutely nothing he could not do a little bit of. There was also nothing he would not do for anyone. Bob would fix things around town like the flashing speed limit sign by the old school ( a limit we're all sure he exceeded.) He also wired the lights at the new football field where he also made the first tackle, which was Brandie. He had a love for his fellow man and a need to always help his brother. He will be greatly missed. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, only sister Lela Scarberry, brother's Glen, Edsel, and Don Welker. And many close family members and friends. Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandy Welker, daughter Debra Jackson of Saratoga, Ca., daughter Lisa Marie of California, son Joey Welker of Sapulpa, son Phillip Holmes of Yanish, Ok., son Darren Morris of Colorado, son Brian Welker and favorite daughter-in-law Kalynn of Kiefer, daughter Brandie Cagle and husband Jerry of Bristow. grandchildren, Brianna, Joseph, Alexsandra, Patrece, Lance, Talon, Nolan, Javier, and 5 great-grandchildren. Bob was so very proud of his children and grandchildren.
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Memorial Service

10:00 am
Saturday, August 1, 2020
First Christian Church Kiefer
649 Indiana Ave
Kiefer, Oklahoma, United States
918 321 3118
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