A memorial ceremony honoring the life of Robert R. "Bob" Rozell will be held 2:00 PM Monday, September 23, 2019 with a reception to follow, both at RiverCrest Chapel in Bixby. Bob passed away Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at his home in Tulsa at the age of 60.
Bob was born September 30, 1958 in Groom, Texas. He later joined the family of Roben and Carol Hanes as a foster son. He graduated from high school in Eden, Texas with the Class of 1977. Bob married Patricia Stewart August 8, 1981 in her hometown of Guymon. The couple just celebrated 38 years of marriage.
While living in Guymon, Bob was employed at the beef plant and later pursued a career working as an accountant for Panhandle Telephone. His strong work ethic led to many promotions in the telecommunications industry. The family moved to Tulsa in 2003 when Bob accepted a consulting position. In 2004, he began his career with Bixby Telephone Company as the Chief Financial Officer, later serving as Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in 2017.
Bob loved to play golf with his good friends, Larry Jones and Ron Comingdeer. They played many golf courses together, recently traveling abroad along with Harry Hanig to Scotland in 2017. Bob also loved the many trout fishing trips with his friends from Grand Bank. He loved the Texas Longhorns and attending their sporting events. Even while ill, Bob attended his last football game Saturday, August 31 against Louisiana Tech which resulted in a W!
Surviving family members include his wife, Patricia Rozell of the home; his children, Ross Rozell, and Caitlyn Ellison and her husband, Troy; his grandson, Tucker; his parents; brothers, Alan Hanes and Randy Hanes; and his sister, Margo Hanes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bixby Outreach Center: bixbyoutreach.org/donate or at 77 E. Breckenridge Ave, Bixby, OK 74008.