Robert Louis "Bob" Truett passed away at 6:45 AM Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge at the age of 85. He was employed by Exxon and retired from CIBA-GEIGY Corp. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Visitation will be held at Sherwood Baptist Church in Baton Rouge on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM until the Memorial Service at 11:00 AM, conducted by Rev. David Womack. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 PM at Port Hudson National Cemetery in Zachary. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Claudine Barton Truett; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and David West; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Bren Truett; sister, Alice Palmer; brother, Sam Truett; daughter-in-law, Leigh Ann Truett; son-in-law, Jim Jackson; 7 grandchildren and spouses, Kim Gautreaux, Chris and Amiee Matherne, Paul Truett, Kelli Truett, Amber and Brandon Smith, Amy West and Robert West; 9 great-grandchildren, Blake, Paige, and Brooke Gautreaux, T.C., Matthew, and Madeline Matherne, Chance Truett, Alana and Jaxson Smith. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Louise Calhoun Truett; daughter, Dorothy Jackson; sons, Gary Truett and Pat Truett; sister, Ora Mae Blount; brother, Joe Truett. He was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church and a member of the Instrument Society of America. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Hospice or Sherwood Baptist Church. Please visit our online registry book at www.sealefuneral.com. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
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Published in The Advocate on Feb. 4, 2014