He was born in Ft. Scott on September 18, 1942. Bob joined the Navy in 1960. He married Judy Saker on March 7, 1964, in Ft. Scott. He was Sailor of the Year at the National Parachute Test Facility in El Centro, CA, and attended USC under a Naval program where he received a degree of Directorship for Motion Pictures. After 20 years of service he retired as a Chief Photographer from Combat Camera Westcoast.
Following his military service, he worked for 28 years as a Senior Service Tech for Noritsu America in Florida, the Caribbean, and Oklahoma. Both his military service and job with Noritsu took him to over 42 different countries. Upon retiring from Noritsu he returned to rural Ft. Scott.
Bob enjoyed playing softball, golf, cards, hunting, fishing, and any other competitive sport. He was a member of Mirza Shrine, Bourbon County Shrine Club and was a driver for Mirza’s Hospital Dads.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Judy, of the home; a daughter, Tracy Dahl, Park City, KS; a son, Brian Howard, Orlando, FL; grandchildren Chad Dahl, Wichita, KS, and Sydney Dahl, Valley Center, KS; great-grandson Landon Dahl, McPherson, KS; and sister-in-law, Monto Jo Saker, rural Ft. Scott.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Howard; mother, Mildred Logan Howard Miller; and younger brother William “Billy” Howard.
There was cremation.
The family will host a Celebration of Life from 4:00 until 6:00 PM Saturday, March 16th, at the Carriage House, 301 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS.
Memorials are suggested to either Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Mirza’s Hospital Dads Transportation Fund, or Care to Share, and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.