Robert (Bob) Stockman, 81, went home to be with Jesus, Monday, January 10, 2022. He passed with his family by his side in Zionville, North Carolina.
Due to inclimate weather, the services will be held at a later date.
He was born November 19, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois and later adopted by Victor and Ruth Stockman of Cleveland, Ohio. His father was a financial analyst for Willard Battery. His mother was a homemaker.
Bob graduated from Collinwood High School in 1959 where he met and married Jeraldine Trennel in 1960. After graduation, Bob enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he was assigned duty in many different locations within the United States during his 20 year career. He also served two tours in Vietnam, and worked as both a reciprocating and jet engine mechanic, with most of his career as a flight engineer on KC-130 refueler aircraft. After his second tour in Vietnam, Bob was commissioned as a Warrant Officer and promoted to Captain before retiring. Bob and Jeri had three children during their time in the Marine Corps.
After retiring from the Marines, Bob had a second career at The Boeing Company as a logistician and internal auditor retiring in 2002.
His interests included family, cartooning, and writing religious BLOGS.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Jeri, and his daughter, Michele Greb,
He is survived his son and spouse, Robert Jr. and Frances Stockman; a daughter Jennifer Stockman; his recently found brother, Rich and wife Betty Welsh; a sister, Ginnie Record; Five grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren also survive.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Salvation Army and/or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be shared with the Stockman family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Stockman family.