Robert Harris Rooker, 95, of McLoud, went to be with his Lord on July 25, 2019.

Robert Harris Rooker, 95, of McLoud, went to be with his Lord on July 25, 2019.

Bob was born April 4, 1924, in McLoud, to Fred and Pearl Rooker. He graduated from McLoud

High School in 1941. He served in the United States Army as a gunner in 20th Tank Battalion from

1943-1946 during World War II.

He graduated from Oklahoma A&M in 1949 with a business degree. He was a member of Theta Chi

Fraternity, the American Legion and the McLoud First United Methodist Church. He was a farmer and

rancher in the McLoud/Dale area and did income taxes for friends/family in the community until his


He married Betty Miller in McLoud on Feb. 9, 1964. They made their home in McLoud on the family homestead. They had three daughters, Anita, Nancy and Susan. He was proud of each of his girls and their accomplishments. Anita married Tim Hardesty and gave him two wonderful grandsons, Trevor and Forrest. He was proud of them and their military service.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Miller Rooker, on Feb. 19, 2019.

He is survived by his three daughters and son-in-law; Anita and Tim Hardesty of McLoud, Nancy Rooker and Susan Rooker of Oklahoma City; grandsons; Trevor and wife Christina Hardesty of McLoud and Forrest Hardesty of McLoud; brothers and sisters-in-law: Paul and Pauline Rooker of Stillwater and Howard and Peggy Rooker of McLoud; sister and brother-in-law; Betty and Byron Behring of Enid; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a family viewing on Sunday, July 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Walker Funeral Service.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Monday, July 29, at Dale Cemetery.