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The Death of my Uncle, Bob Plott

 

My beloved uncle, Bob Plott, died last week after a long illness.My mother’s only brother, he never married.Uncle Bob lived with my grandparents until their deaths in the early 1990’s.

He then moved full time to his fishing camp on Texas’ Sam Rayburn Lake.

He was so good to my two sisters and I.We will miss him. Uncle Bob bought me my first shotgun, took me on my first fishing trip, and helped pay my way through college,

Bob Plott obituary

Robert Marvin “Bob” Plott, 77 died Tuesday, December 30, 2008 inHemphill,Texas.

Chaddick Funeral Home of DeRidder will handle services. Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Thursday from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm followed by graveside military services atDryCreekCemeteryat 11:00 am on Friday, January 2.

He was born April 2, 1931 inDeQuincy,Louisiana, and grew up along theKansas CitySouthern rail lines fromMissouritoLouisianadue to his father’s work for the railroad. Bob Plott graduated fromDeRidderHigh Schooland was soon afterward was drafted into the U.S. Army.

He proudly served his country during the Korean War. After completing his military service, he enrolled under the G.I. Bill atLetourneauUniversitywhere he completed a degree in engineering.

Bob Plott worked as an engineer for DOW Chemical and later worked for the Army Munitions Plant atMinden, La, from which he retired.

Plott lived most of his adult life inShreveportand later owned a camp on Sam Rayburn Reservoir nearBrookeland,Texas, where he lived until his death. He was an avid fisherman and hunter until his health declined.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Plott and Leona Ellis Plott.

He is survived by two sisters,Grace Plott ofBrookeland,Texasand Mary Plott Iles ofDry Creek, La. as well as a nephew, Curt Iles (DeDe), two nieces,Colleen Glaser (Gordy) and Claudia Campbell (Jody) all of Dry Creek, and nine great nephews and nieces and three great-great nephews.

Memorial gifts may be made to Dry Creek Baptist Camp,PO Box 332Dry Creek,LA70637.

Last Friday (January 2) we had his funeral atDryCreekCemeteryburying him next to his parents.

As you can see from the schedule below, it was a family-led funeral.The service celebrated Uncle Bob’s life and lifted up Jesus.I firmly believe that is the two things a memorial service should always do.

The defining mark of the service was the rendering of “Taps” on the trumpet played by his great nephew,Kyler Campbell.As it echoed off the woods surrounding the cemetery, there was a feeling that I’ll never forget.

Order of serviceBob Plott

Friday, Jan. 211:00 amDryCreekCemetery

Welcome/Scripture/PrayerTerry Iles

Obituaryand remarksGordy Glaser

SongBrady Glaser and Kyler Campbell

RemarksCurt Iles

SongJody and CarsonCampbell

Military honorsJody Campbell and others

TapsKyler Campbell

Closing scripture and prayerBrady Glaser

Pallbearers

Jody, Kyler, and CarsonCampbell

Gordy and Brady Glaser

Curt and Terry Iles

About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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