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William Bartz

November 15, 1940 ~ August 25, 2018 (age 77)

Bob Bartz, 77 year old longtime Guymon, Oklahoma resident, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

The son of Edith Irene (Mabra) and Freeland Owen Bartz, William Robert Bartz was born November 15, 1940 in Grimes, Oklahoma.  The Bartz family moved to Spearman, Texas, where Bob graduated from Spearman High School.  He moved to Guymon, where he met the love of his life, Sonia Rae Rice.  Sonia and Bob were married July 1, 1966 in Guymon.  Bob worked for the City of Guymon for many years, retiring as a supervisor in 2005.  He and Sonia raised their family and were active members of the First Assembly of God Church.  Bob and Sonia opened their home to more than 35 foster children, giving them the gifts of love, stability and affection.  Bob was a hard worker, enjoyed vegetable gardening and coin collecting.  He wasn’t much of a coffee drinker, but he always enjoyed his coffee buddies at the Ambassador.  Bob moved to Edmond after Sonia passed away, so he could be closer to his children and grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and beloved Sonia, who passed away January 13, 2012.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Ginna and husband, Robert Harmon; son, Kriston Bartz, all of Edmond;  sisters, Lois Stroup and Norma Burris, both of Perryton, Texas; Gladys Tisdale and husband, Ben of Ellisville, Mississippi; and Virginia Young of Spearman; brothers, Charles Bartz of Spearman and Gary Bartz and wife, Lois of Perryton.  He was the adoring “Papa” to his seven grandchildren, Braden Calvert, Penelope and Gracie Bartz, Kambree, Julia, Raelynn and Rebecca Harmon.    

Visitation will be Thursday, August 30th from noon to 8:00 PM at Henson-Novak Funeral Driectors, 501 NW Fifth Street, Guymon, with the family being present for visitation from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be Friday afternoon, August 31st, 2:00 PM at First Assembly of God, 804 NE 12th, Guymon, with Rev. George Kraft, pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in Elmhurst Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the First Assembly of God and will be accepted at the church or Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK  73942.

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