You have been a great brother to me and brother-in-law to Larry. You have been an awesome uncle to Jay & Valerie and their kids. I am so glad you were in our lives for as long as you were. We all love you and will miss you so much. You will remain in our hearts forever!
Linda, Sue & Jim: I’m so very sorry and saddened to read of Bob’s passing. Your family was such an important part of my grade school & high school life. The last time I saw him was when he was in Welborn Hospital. I’m so sorry we never kept in touch. He will be greatly missed!
Love, Pam Mathis Johnson
St. Petersburg FL
Bob was a great friend to me growing up and will be missed .i have so many memories of our rides in his orange and white pick up and just the time he shared teaching me things that i needed to know .Bob was an awesome friend and was from a great family that we shared many memories with , Rest In Peace Bob
I met Bob through riding horses and camping. He always had a way of making you laugh and smile. I have many memories of him of our camping and trailriding days and considered him and Linda good friends. As life does…we all took different paths and lost contact…it’s sad that happened, but in my mind and my memories they both are some of the finest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. Linda, Stephanie and the rest of the family…my sympathies go out to you all. And to Bob….I hope you are riding tall in the saddle, never lose your smile and humor and Happy Trails my friend….untill we all meet again.
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Robert Eugene Ogura, 71, passed away on July 6, 2019. He was born on November 30, 1947 to James and Laura Ogura Jr. in Evansville, Indiana.
Bob was an outdoorsman and an adventurer. He loved riding his motorcycles and horses. His favorite was his yellow Honda Goldwing. Bob also enjoyed camping and boating. Bob enjoyed teaching the children of the family how to ride golf carts, four wheelers and shoot firearms. He graduated from F. J. Reitz high school in 1967 where he met his high school sweetheart Linda. Since they day they met, there was never a dull moment. He had many nicknames like “Wild Man” and “Packey.” Bob served his country in the United States Army in Crash and Rescue and then as a Fireman. After, Bob worked for Whirlpool for 30 years in maintenance. Bob wasn’t for everyone, but he made everyone laugh until their sides hurt.
Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years Linda Ogura; his daughter Stephanie Pruiett; his grandchildren Kellsea Rae Pruiett, Kyle Robert Pruiett, and Kayla RoseMarie Pruiett; his siblings James Ogura and Sue (Larry) Paul; his sister-in-law Chris (Cliff) Stepro; his brother-in-law Jerome (Christine) Jones; and his sister-in-law Jean Ray; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; and some very special cousins.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Gary “Stick” Ogura.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10th at Sunset Funeral Home. A private service will be held at a later time.
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