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Robert Ray Sweatt Jr.


1944 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Robert Ray Sweatt Jr. Obituary
Robert Ray Sweatt Jr. 73, of Frontenac, KS died 12:12 am Sunday April 22, 2018 at his home following an illness.
Robert was born December 25, 1944 in Pittsburg, KS the son of Robert Ray and Zelma Ann (Lashmet) Sweatt. Robert attended area schools and was a graduate of St. Mary's Colgan High School. Following high school Robert earned his Bachelor's degree at Pittsburg State University and later his Law Degree from Washburn University. Robert married Janie Dixon; they later divorced. On October 7, 1997 Robert married Nancy C. Tillman in Topeka, KS; she survives at the home. Robert began his career at Western Casualty and Surety Company in Ft. Scott, KS in 1974. Later he worked for the Kansas State Highway Commission and was appointed the Director of Highway Safety. In 1976 Robert was appointed as the Assistant Attorney General. In 1979 Robert began work at Boeing in Wichita as counsel on their legal team. In 1988 he served as President of Equity Pacific in Missoula, MT. In 1991 he returned to work for the State of Kansas in the Department of Revenue until he retired in 2013. Robert was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church; was a member of the BAR; loved history; politics; music; movies and fast cars.
Survivors include his wife; children Rob Sweatt and wife Amy of Mission Hills, KS, Gretchen Koc and husband Kevin of Prairie Village, KS; step-children Taud Boatman and wife Buffy of El Reno, OK, Michael Doremus and wife Gayvien of White Heath, IL and Justin Shobe and wife Nicole of Merriam, KS; 7 grandchildren and 9 step-grandchildren.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday April 25, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Stroot as celebrant. Burial will be at a later date at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS. Family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00am prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family asks expressions of sympathy to be in the form of memorials to the Sacred Heart Food Pantry and/or St. Mary's Colgan Baseball Program. Friends may drop off or mail memorials to Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay Frontenac, KS 66763. Condolences may be left at www.friskelfuneralhome.com.
Published in Morning Sun on Apr. 24, 2018
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