BEAVERCREEK — Lt. Colonel Robert (Bob) L. Tweedie, USAF, passed away on December 2, 2015. He was born on November 4, 1933 in Webster City, IA to Murle E. and Dorothy L. (Crouch) Tweedie. In 1940 the family moved to Washington D.C. He graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School in 195l. He attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. He was married to Inez M. Groote in Grundy Center, Iowa on January 24, 1953. He graduated from Coe College in June 1955. While in College he was active in the ROTC unit, and was commissioned as a second Lieutenant upon graduation. In October 1955 he entered pilot training class 57 E. He trained in the T-6 in North Carolina and the TB-25 in Oklahoma. After getting his pilot wings he flew C-130's and was stationed in Tennessee, Japan, Missouri, Texas, Europe, Vietnam, Hawaii and Wright Patterson AFB, OH. He retired from the Air Force in 1979 from Wright Patterson AFB, OH. Robert passed away peacefully, surrounded by family members who will miss him dearly. Robert is survived by his wife, Inez; daughters, Sherrie (Gordon) Finch and Pamela Tweedie; grandchildren, Christopher (Susan) Tyrrell, Lisa (Larry) Ford, Jennifer (Nicholas) Vice and great-grandchildren, Christopher, Evan and Brian Tyrrell, Daniel and Jack McCoy, Adelyn Ford and Hazel and Mabel Vice. He was predeceased by his parents and a great-granddaughter, Rachel Tyrrell. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Order of Deadalians, Flight 9 Scholarship Fund, Box 33564 Bldg. 16, Wright-Patterson AFB Base, OH 45433 or to the
. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Newcomer Funeral Home, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432. Phone: (937) 429-4700. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and the funeral service will be on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at New Carlisle Cemetery in New Carlisle, OH. To leave a special message of condolence, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com.