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Obituaries

January 15, 2013

'Bob' Oltman

COMMERCE — Robert “Bob” Kayne Oltman, 69, of Commerce passed away Jan. 11, 2013, in McKinney.

Bob was born April 4, 1943, to E.W. and Alice Oltman in Alliance, Neb. He was raised in Ogallala, Neb.

Bob honorably served our country in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966. While serving our country, he met and married Martha “Mitzi” Irene Sheehan, who was also serving in the United States Air Force. They were married in the March Air Force Base Chapel in Riverside, Calif., on Dec. 5, 1964.

Bob attended and graduated from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona with a bachelor of science in electrical and electronic engineering. Bob worked in the petroleum industry for Champlin Petroleum, Southern Pacific Pipelines, Conoco Oil and ESCO Manufacturing in Greenville.

While with Conoco Oil in the early 1980s, he worked in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Tripoli, Libya, designing, writing and teaching programming codes for an Industry First Automated Remote Tanker Loading System in the Persian Gulf.

In 1989, Bob became a franchisee owner of Subway and opened a shop in Commerce; he retired in 2005 .

Bob enjoyed doing crosswords, playing Sudoku and card games such as Duplicate bridge, poker and Nebraska pitch. Bob was also a willing substitute with Mitzi’s bridge groups, much to the delight of the ladies.

He served on the United Way Board of Directors; he was a member of the Commerce Lions and Rotary Clubs through which he hosted foreign exchange camp students in his home for Texas A&M University in Commerce.

Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years; his two brothers, William and wife Diane Oltman of Bellingham, Wash., and Jerry and wife Sondra Oltman, of Lecanto, Fla.; his two daughters, Karen Loney and husband Scott of Justin and Robin McEnany and husband Mark Garcia of Wylie; his granddaughter, Ellen Hamilton of Mesquite; his six grandsons, Brandon Keck, Christopher, Nick and Zack Loney, and Kyle and Cameron McEnany; and his great-granddaughter, Kynslee Rose Hamilton.

Over the years, all nine of Bob’s beloved dogs were rescue animals.

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to the 501c3 non-profit, no kill, Frank Barchard Memorial Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 2, Commerce, 75429. Phone number 903-496-2412.

A private family memorial will be at a later date.

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.jones-walkerandson.com

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