Charles R Spalding

June 17, 1926 - December 21, 2019
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Charles R. (Bob) Spalding, 93, a long time resident and business owner of Cordell, Oklahoma passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 21st, 2019 at the Cordell Christian Home. He was born on June 17th, 1926 to Willie and Helen (Catlin) Spalding in Oilton, Oklahoma. Bob grew up and attended school in Oilton graduating in 1944. After high school Bob enlisted in the United States Army and served as a combat veteran in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. Following the war Bob went to work for Standard Oil doing Geophysical Seismic work. While working in Washita County he met the love of his life, Rosemary Knie in Cordell, Oklahoma and they married October 4, 1952 at the First Baptist Church. They were married 65 wonderful years, she preceded him in death in 2017. While working for Standard Oil they lived in many different places including: Ardmore, OK, Louisiana, Mississippi, and back to Oklahoma City, OK, eventually moving back to Cordell in 1966 to raise their sons Greg and Wes. At that time he joined his father-in-law Robert G. Knie in his Real Estate and Insurance Business and formed Knie Spalding Agency. They also operated a farming and ranching business. He and his family were members of the First Baptist Church. Bob loved to sing with his friends in various men's quartets over many decades. Bob was active in the Cordell Rotary Club and later the Cordell Civic Club for many decades. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He never met a stranger and was always a positive upbeat man.

Survivors include:
2 Sons: Charles Gregory Spalding & wife Terri of Coppell, TX
Robert Wesley Spalding & wife Kristy of Cordell, OK
Grandchildren: Christopher Gregory Spalding & wife Ashlee
Charles David Spalding & wife Courtney
Jonathan Richard Spalding
William Daniel Spalding
Emily Marie Sanders & husband Collin
Audrey Rose Spalding
Great Grandchildren: James Gregory Spalding
Charles Elijah Spalding
Brother: Bill Spalding of Maumelle, AR
Niece: Cherie Somerson & Family
Nephew: Eddy Spalding & Family
Numerous other family members and close friends

Preceded in death by his Parents: Willie & Helen Spalding, Sister: Betty Lou and
Wife: Rosemary Knie Spalding

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cordell Christian Home

Visitation: 9:00 a.m., ~ 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 26, 2019
9:00 a.m., ~ 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2019
Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Cordell, Oklahoma
Funeral Service: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019
First Baptist Church
Cordell, Oklahoma
Interment: Lawnview Cemetery
Cordell, OK

Service Information

Date: December 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: December 27, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: December 28, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Date: December 28, 2019
Time: 2:15 pm

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Randy and cheri nabors
Cordell, OK
Bob was a wonderful man. We are so glad we had the blessing to know him and rosemary . They always had a smile to share and a story to tell. We enjoyed their love and laughter. Our prayers for the family.
Cherie Spalding Somerson
Atlanta, GA
Miss you already Uncle Bob.
Rodney and Cylinda Nonast
Sorry for your loss...Always enjoyed chatting with Bob....Great neighbor......He wouldn't want this to be a sad time for you at Christmas!!! Just think hes there !!
Charles and Carol Regier
Corn, OK
Charles was a great friend and a very genuine person.  I enjoyed him especially when he kept wanting more grapefruit.  He was a classy person and one that was all about integrity.  Praying for all of you.
Billie Rodriguez
Cordell, OK
He was a sweet man, always smiling.
Max & Janus Coon
Carnegie, OK
Praying for this family. Bob was a special friend.
Tim Tutten
Elk City, OK
I've only known Bob since 2008 and one thing I know about him is he has a heart for other people.  Bob had such a concern for young people that he set up times for he and I to go to area schools and Drivers Ed. classes to talk about drivers safety, every time there was an accident involving a young person he would call and say we have to work harder.  Bob was a good man, husband and Christian who was always an encouragement to me.  I will be praying for the family.
Stacie richmond
Cordell, OK
He was a wonderful man he will be greatly missed
Shirley Varney
Sentinel, OK
Bob was a stranger when he came to the nursing home, after about a month a friendship was made. Sure am gonna miss his smile. Thoughts and prayers with the family.
Wanda Collar
Burns Flat, OK
Prayers to your family going to miss Bob enjoyed getting to know and visit with him at the nursing home he always had a smile on his face.
Polli Stevens
Clinton, OK
He will be missed . He was a wonderful man
Kami hawkins
Dill city, OK
What a wonderful man. Loved hearing his amazing stories. A man who truly valued family above all.
Kathy Regier. Charles Regier
Cordell, OK
Bob was a outstanding man with high values and integrity.  I so admired him. He left this world a better place because he was here.  A job well done.
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