Robert "Bob" Wightman(1923-2013)

Robert "Bob" Wightman, age 90, and former resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma passed away on March 5, 2013.
Bob was born on January 2, 1923 in Ottawa, Kansas. He was married to Maxine Wightman for 66 years and is survived by his son, Bill, of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, and son, Gary of Leawood, Kansas; their wives, Jacki and Joy; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Bob served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was assigned to the 102nd Infantry Division (Ozark Division), attached to General Simpson's 9th Army in Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions in combat.
Following the war, Bob completed his college education at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas, graduating with a B.S. in Physics. He then joined Phillips Petroleum Company. Bob retired from Phillips after 38 years of service and spent an active retirement in Bartlesville.
Bob will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and friend. One of his greatest joys was helping others and he never hesitated to lend a hand and a smile to friends and strangers, alike.
A register book will be available all week in the Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home, 710 S. Dewey Ave., Bartlesville. Also, online condolences may be left at
No services are planned at this time. If you would like to contribute to a charity in Bob's memory, the family suggests the .
Local arrangements are under the direction of the Arnold Moore & Neekamp Funeral Home.

Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Mar. 13 to Apr. 12, 2013