Robert Monroe
October 20, 1963  -  August 25, 2017

Robert Monroe


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Ponca Indian United Methodist Church
White Eagle, OK  74601
Monday, August 28, 2017
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Ponca Indian United Methodist Church
White Eagle, OK  74601
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
2 p.m.

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Washunga Cemetery
Newkirk, OK  

Grace Memorial Chapel
2016 N. 14th
Ponca City, OK  74601


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Robert “Bobby” Lewis Monroe was born October 20, 1963 in Pawnee, Oklahoma. The son of Clyde G. and Alice M. McCleary Monroe, he grew up in the Kaw City, Kaw Lake area. He attended grade school at Kaw City and Kildare Elementary schools and graduated from Shidler High School in Shidler, Oklahoma in 1981.
He attended college at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva where he studied Business Administration. He was a member of the Dorm Council, the Baptist Student Union, NWOSU Tennis Team, Student Senate and the local Fraternity, Sigma Theta Kappa. He also attended the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond where he was the Dorm Council President, Student Senate, the High School/College Relations Board, and the Native American Organization. He was a proud member of the social organization, the National Fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon.
In 1988, he joined the U.S. Navy where he was stationed in Key West, Florida for three years and was a Cryptological Technician Operator. He served three and a half years with an Honorable Discharge in 1991. While in the Navy he served the Joint Air Reconnaissance Control Center (JARCC), which later became the Joint Task Force 4 (JTF4). His command received the Joint Meritius Unit Award for working with the Coast Guard for one of the first Commands to battle drugs coming from South American. He also received a National Defense Medal.
Upon returning from the Navy, he went to school at Pioneer Vo-Tech in Ponca City where he studied Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Machining.
Bobby had several jobs in the Ponca City and Newkirk areas. His last job was as an Assistant Manager at On Cue North in Ponca City where everyone knew him as Mr. Bob. He was a loyal OU Sooners fan and Chicago Cubs fan. He also loved watching NASCAR racing and was a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. fan. His hobbies included playing pool, cards, bingo and going to casinos and visiting with his friends and family. No matter where he went he always seemed to find someone he knew and was always making new friends wherever he went. He was blessed with a large circle of friends he had made over the years.
Bobby lost his courageous battle with cancer on August 25, 2017, never giving up and always keeping an upbeat attitude towards it. He is survived by his sisters JoAnn Monroe O’Bregon of Ponca City, Zoe Stumbling bear of Oklahoma City, Karla Kauley Heritage of Beaumont, Texas, Gaynell Black of El Reno, brother, Sammy Goombi of Anararko, brother, Niece Candace O’Bregon Mitchell and husband Chris of Ponca City and great-niece Savannah Mitchell. Numerous other nieces and nephews and a large extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Alice Monroe, Brother Raymond Kauley, sisters Nickie Primeaux and Laura McCarthy.

Pallbearers will be Terry Estes, Derle Morke, Jr, Rick Hudson, John Snider, Daniel Sherron, and Shane Schneider. Honorary pallbearers are Rich Cantillion, Jerald Counselor, Wayne Plymesser, David Davis, Mike Harris and the Alumni chapter of Epsilon Sigma of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s honor may be made to: Grace Memorial Chapel, 2016 N. 14th Ponca City, OK 74601 to help with Funeral Expenses.

A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7 pm in the Ponca Indian United Methodist Church in White Eagle, Oklahoma. A traditional noon meal will be on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 with the service following at 2pm. The interment will follow in the Washunga Cemetery in Newkirk, OK. Honor Guard will be provided by the United States Navy.
The family wishes to thank Willow Haven Nursing Home, Humanity Hospice for the care they gave while treating Bobby during his illness and Ponca Tribe and the Ponca CHR for taking him to his Doctor appointments.

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  1. Timothy Sissons
    Ponca City, OK

    I worked with Robert at OnCue for a few years. He was one of the most honest and forthright people I've known. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Bob.

  2. Hope Knoles Evans
    Barstow, CA

    Love and respect for JoAnn and family. Bobby will be missed by so many. Thank you, Bobby for ALL the love you have shown and for all the GREAT memories! I love you my cousin!

  3. Mike Harris
    Cypress, TX

    Although I've only know Bob for four years, I can truly say he was an exceptional person with a warm and up-beat presence. We spoke often and never for once, given all that he had been through, did Bob complain or wallow in self-pity. What an awesome person! I will miss him and our frequent talks.

    My condolences to his family. I will pray he finds peace and happiness in his next journey. I am so sorry I could not attend his service. I am home-bound in Texas due to hurricane Harvey flooding.

  4. Ruby Alexander
    Burbank, OK

    Bobby was one of my classmates,we all had a good time.I haven't. seen Bobby in years.Until. its was our 35th class reunion.Rest. in pease,Stairway to heaven..Your dear friend Ruby.

  5. Ruby-Nickles-Alexander
    Burbank, OK

    We went to school together.Bobby was special friendly,he would always play a joke on daily basis.We all had a good on itme at are 35 th class reunion. Your friend always.Ruby Alexander.

  6. Ruby-Nickles-Alexander
    Burbank, OK

    We went to school together.Bobby was special friendly,he would always play a joke on daily basis.We all had a good on itme at are 35 th class reunion.

  7. Ruby-Nickles-Alexander
    Burbank, OK

    We went to school together.Bobby was special friendly,he would always play a joke on daily basis.We all had a good on itme at are 35 th class reunion.

  8. Janet & David Henigman
    Lahoma, OK

    Sadly I reflect on your short life; it seems so unfair for such a nice man to suffer so much in this life. I pray for comfort for your family and close friends you were such a light to us all, you will truly be missed. THANK YOU FOR YOUR STRENGTH AND GODLY SPIRIT. REST NOW YOUR GOOD WORKS ARE DONE.

  9. Sharon Phelps
    Shidler, OK

    Bobby graduated high school with my sister, Betty Book. They reconnected at his job at OnCue. Bobby always had a smile or a laugh whenever we would stop in. We always looked forward to seeing him. He will be greatly missed. It seems like cancer is abundant, since Betty passed almost 2 years ago with cancer. To all of Bobby's family, he will be deeply deeply missed.

  10. Bob Kekahbah & Family
    North Platte, NE

    Bobby always smiled shook my hand and remembered all of us dancing back in the day, thoughts and prayers to the Family

  11. Ericka Joseph
    Clinton, MD

    I know that you are in heaven walking on streets of gold and pain free. I miss you cousin but I will always remember your smile. My thoughts and prayers are with the rest of the family and your friends. Love always Bobby

  12. Don and Linda Lady
    Ponca City, OK

    Don and I are so sorry to learn of Bobby's death! He fought a long battle! He was such a nice person to visit with on our Sooners! Good to know he will be helping our Sooners to Victory! Bless your family! Don and Linda

  13. Kandy (Ball) Wise
    Wellington, CO

    This broke my heart. I haven't seen Bobby since high school but I always loved his company. We laughed and joked and he was always so kind. Dance with the angels Bobby! 😢💔 🙏 Many prayers for peace to the family.

  14. Robert Randolph
    Blackwell, OK

  15. Jennifer & Daniel Mehojah
    Ponca City, OK

    It was sad to hear about the passing but Bobby always had a smile on him every time we saw him. Fly high with the angels.

  16. Tracy Newlin
    Newkirk, OK

    God Bless You Bobby. Hang out with my momma Alice she loves bingo too❤🙏prayers for your family. May knowing your not in pain dancing and enjoying life again bring them peace and comfort 🙏

  17. Tracy Newlin
    Newkirk, OK

    God Bless You Bobby. Hang out with my momma Alice she loves bingo too❤🙏prayers for your family. May knowing your not in pain dancing and enjoying life again bring them peace and comfort 🙏

  18. Linda Kennedy
    Aztec, NM

    I never recall seeing Bobby without a smile. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to all he left behind.

  19. Brad KillsCrow
    Ponca City, OK

    Rest easy Shipmate.

  20. David Ringwald
    Ponca City, OK

    Bobby you left us to soon. I always considered you like a brother. Godspeed brother. You will be missed.

  21. Bsrbara Childs-Walton
    Enid,,

    So sad to hear of Bobby's passing. My condolences and prayers for his family.

  22. Debora Yates
    PONCA CITY, OK

    Fly high with the angels your at peace now no more pain RIP Bobby

  23. Jan Mehojah Joseph
    Harmans, MD

    It was a huge loss to our family. We will miss seeing Bobby when we come to Kaw for Powwow each year. He has always been there to welcome us, his East Coast family, always with a smile and a hug. We know he is safely in the arms of God and with all his relations. Rest well my little brother we will miss you and love you so much.

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