Robert Larry Willgues, 68, died peacefully at the home of his son in Columbia City, IN at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016. He had been in failing health.
He was born January 2, 1948 in Akron, Ohio a son of the late Robert Lehr and Mary Louise (Hamby) Willgues. His formative years were spent in Akron where he graduated high school.
He was a career truck driver spending the last 10 years of his career with Dave Walter BMW in Akron. He was an avid Harley-Davidson fan and rider. He also enjoyed fishing, boating and cherished his time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his three sons, Thadd Mitchell, Columbia City, Ricky (Brittany) Willgues and Ryan Willgues, both of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Tyler Mitchell, Lily Willgues, Paisley Willgues and Oliver Willgues; a great granddaughter, Vivian Burlage; a brother, Ronald Pompili of Poteau, Oklahoma and a dear cousin, Iva McDaniel Sadler, Perry, Oklahoma. .
Graveside services will be 10 am, Wednesday, February 17 at Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, Oklahoma with Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, Oklahoma handling the arrangements.
Preferred memorials are to Parkview Home Health and Hospice.