Robert C. "Bob" Stark died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at the Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Craig. He was 83 years old.
Bob was born March 25, 1924, in Tulsa, Okla., the son of Highland Franklin and Marie Louise (Stephens) Stark. The family later moved to Colorado, and Bob attended high school in Denver and CaÃ±on City. He attended the Denver Opportunity School.
Bob married Dorothy Harcourt on Aug. 15, 1942, in Longmont. They lived in various places during Bob's service with the U.S. Navy and later settled in the Denver area, living in Littleton and Castle Rock. Bob worked for Flint Ink Co. for several years and he had previously worked in the trucking business, for a drug store company and in ranching.
In the mid-1970s, Bob's interests turned to real estate, and he moved to Craig in 1976 and began working as a real estate agent and later as an appraiser. He worked many years for Western United Realty in Craig.
Bob was a member of the Craig Lions Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and watching sports and was an avid bowler. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and had a firm belief in the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Stark, of Craig; daughter Patricia (Robert) Wells, of Craig; sons Robert C. (Janice) Stark, Jr., of Tuscon, Ariz., Kenneth L. Stark, of Craig, Richard A. (Karen) Stark, of Grants Pass, Ore., and Arthur D. (Sharon) Stark, of Hayden; grandchildren Debbie, David, Lorelle, Kenneth J., Keith, Dixy, Denise, Arthur, Allen, Amy, Emily, Cam, Riley, James, Erica, Greg, Rob, Jake and Matt; 20 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Edith Stark, of Florence, Kent., and nieces Kathy Stark, of San Antonio, and Judy Winstel, of Islamorada, Fla.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Arthur and Frank.
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 7, 2007 at Grant Mortuary in Craig with Pastor Phillip and Karen Gibson officiating. Leslie McGee sang "The Old Rugged Cross" accompanied by Roberta Charles.
A special song, "The Dance," also was played.
Pallbearers were his grandsons, Jeff, David, Kenneth J., Arthur, Aaron and Allen Stark, Cam and Riley Whiteman, James Griffin, Greg Rhyne, Rob Wells, Jake and Matt Kruse. Interment followed in the Craig Cemetery with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4265.
Memorial donations may be made to the Craig Lions Club in care of Grant Mortuary.