Robert Bob London MIDLAND-Robert Bob London of Midland, Texas, passed away on June 28, at the age of 75. Bob was born Feb. 11, 1938, to Charles and Lorene London, who preceded him in death, along with his older brother Richard. Bob is survived by his wife, Karen; and children, Reid London, Nicole Hartley, and Christopher Kidd. He also is survived by six wonderful grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Bob graduated Northwestern University in 1960, where, as a hurdler, he was captain of the track team, and then went on to proudly serve in the United States Navy. Those who knew him know he loved to share stories about his rewarding experiences in both endeavors. A survivor of childhood polio, who was expected not to walk again, he took great pride in his track accomplishments and carried on an athletic lifestyle as an avid golfer and tennis player. He spent his entire professional career with Allstate Insurance, retiring with Allstate in 1993. He now looks forward to again seeing loved ones lost and will proudly watch over the lives of his family members as he waits to be with them again one day. A funeral service and reception will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at 1 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas. If desired, donations can be made to the
, or flowers may be sent to the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on June 30, 2013