Obituary for Bob Sherbon

Ponca City Now - May 24, 2022 4:29 pm

Bob Sherbon

October 26, 1929 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 92)

Bob Sherbon went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 18, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 92 years of age at the time of his passing.

Bob was born on October 26, 1929 in Arkansas City, Kansas during Arkalalah to Lily Rose (Leach) Sherbon and Julius John Sherbon. He was the middle child, having two older sisters and two younger brothers. He started his education in Arkansas City and during the elementary grades moved to Ponca City and attended Lincoln School. He graduated with the class of 1947 from Ponca City High School.

He started his engineering career in 1951 with the City of Ponca City/Engineering Department. Later to be drafted in the Marine Corps/Military Police. After he returned to the City of Ponca City until his retirement in 1991 as the Assistant City Engineer.

Bob was very proud of his accomplishments and organizations. He was a member to several state organizations, such as a charter member of the Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors, active members of the State Public Works Association, State Society of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He was a very orderly, particular, and systematic person.

In 1950, Bob met and started dating Vera Mayo. They married in March 1952 and had a grand, happy life and enjoyed each others companionship. During this loving marriage, they had one daughter, Terri, and one grandson, Cameron.

Some of their fondest memories includes trips to California, camping in Colorado, fishing in New Mexico and Texas. A big family highlight was always going to the OU vs. Texas game in Dallas. A special part of their lives was the church and church family. Many hours were spent worshipping, working, and socializing together.

Bob is survived by his wife Vera, daughter Terri, grandson Cameron and his fiancée Hannah Duncan of Stillwater, one sister-in-law Pauline of Edmond. As well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Louise Petty and Betty Schwartz, as well as two brothers Donald and Jerry Sherbon.

A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Grace Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 26th, 10 a.m. at the Hope Chapel located in the Odd Fellows Cemetery with Pastor Gary Wilburn officiating.

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