Funeral services for Robert Bob Henry Walkup, a Coalgate resident, were held Monday, October 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Coalgate with Bro. Danny Ward officiating. Burial was in McCarty Cemetery with Brown’s Funeral Service of Coalgate in charge of arrangements.
Mr.Walkup was born October 8, 1929 to Henry and Essie Lee (Christian) Walkup in Coal County and passed away October 24, 2019 in Coalgate at the age of 90 years and 14 days. He attended Salt Prairie School and proudly served in the U S. Army. Bob married Myrtle Ione Ogle on July 8, 1959 in McAlester, OK. She preceded him in death on December 7, 2003. He was an equipment operator at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant and a rancher.
Bob was a member of the Coalgate Church of Christ. He loved looking at his cattle, sitting drinking coffee, watching wildlife, watching the Dallas Cowboys, keeping in touch with current events and watching westerns.
Survivors include his children, Janet Linam and husband Earnie, Connie Underwood and husband Tim, all of Coalgate, Donna Countz and husband Jimmy of McAlester, Mark Walkup and wife Lucy of Rockledge, FL and Brian Walkup and wife Carrie of Coal-gate; grandchildren, Andrea Childers and husband Justin of Coalgate, Alyssa Elrod and husband Trey of OKC, Alex Linam of Ada, Brianna Walkup of Tom Beam, TX, Allison Walkup of Rock-ledge, FL, Seth Walk-up of Coalgate, Wesley Countz, Joshua Countz, both of Stillwater, OK, Jett Walkup, Haydn Vick, Daxtin Childers, Adrian Childers, all of Coalgate; along with numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Eual Walkup, Kathleen Jones, Bertie Lou Tinker, Joe Walkup and Janice Meeks.
Casketbearers were Seth Walkup, Wesley Countz, Joshua Countz, Haydn Vick, Earnie Linam, Tim Underwood, and Jimmy Countz. Honorary bearers were Bob Jones, Daxtin Childers, and Jett Walkup.
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