Robert Koonce (Bob) age 79 years went to be with his heavenly father on March 18, 2014.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Jackie Koonce; his son David Koonce and wife Diane, daughter Leigh Padgett and husband Sam, and son Rick Koonce and wife Toni. He had 6 wonderful grandchildren and 10 beautiful great grandchildren. Samantha and husband Ehren Hertenberger and children; Bailey Sharp, Colin Emma, and Kendall Hertenberger; Roy Koonce and his children, Angel and Riley Koonce; Warren Padgett and his children Tyler and Bryce Padgett, and Mike Koonce and his wife Morgan and their children, Gage and Gavin Koonce, Duncan and Collin Koonce, sisters Jean Gregory and Sylvia Koonce.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Roy Clarence and Jessie Koonce, and his 3 brothers, Jack and Horace Tarkington and Brooks Koonce. Bob proudly served his country in the Marine Corp. He served in Korea from 1952 through 1955.
Bob worked for Exxon as a Manager in the tax compliance office and retired at age 52 to spend more time with his wife and family.
Bob was a devoted family man and was involved in all aspects of his children's lives, including presiding over PTA, Little League Baseball, and worked with the Pasadena Rodeo Association, just to name a few. He enjoyed bowling, golf, playing dominoes, hunting and fishing with his family and friends and above all, he enjoyed his grandchildren.