Dec. 3, 1942 – Feb. 12, 2018
PLATTSMOUTH — Robert “Bob” Junior Piper, age 75, of Plattsmouth passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at his residence.
He was born on Dec. 3, 1942, to Robert Christopher and Madeline Lenore (Record) Piper in Plattsmouth. Bob was raised and schooled in Plattsmouth and he graduated from Plattsmouth High School with the class of 1961. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served his country for two years during the Vietnam War from 1961 until 1963. He met Sharon Fay Wichman and they were later married on Oct. 8, 1966, at First United Methodist Church in Plattsmouth. Bob and Sharon made their home and raised their children in Plattsmouth. He worked as a carpenter for the Carpenters Local Union 253 in the greater Omaha area for 50 years.
Bob was member of First United Methodist Church, Plattsmouth Masonic Lodge 6 A.F. and A.M. (Past Master 1986), Knights of The York Cross of Honor, Order of Eastern Star Home Chapter 189, Jobs Daughters Bethel 24 (Past Guardian), and he was a York Rite, Knights Templar, all of Plattsmouth.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sharon Piper of Plattsmouth; daughter, Bailie Schuh and husband Bill of Plattsmouth; three grandchildren, Hillary Piper, Cooper Schuh and Cole Schuh; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Madeline Piper; daughter, Kasey Lynn Piper; and his two sisters, Delores Piper and Betty Robbins.
Visitations will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. with family greeting relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Roby Funeral Home in Plattsmouth.
A Masonic Rites Service will be conducted by the Plattsmouth Masonic Lodge 6 A.F. and A.M. at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Roby Funeral Home.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at First United Methodist Church in Plattsmouth with Rev. Lane Bailey and Rev. Michael McGregor officiating, Kay Bailey and Pam Osthus as vocalists, and Donna Glynn as organist.
His final resting place will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Plattsmouth.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Tony Tellez and the members of the Retired Carpenters Union 37.
The family suggest memorials to First United Methodist Church.
Services are entrusted to Roby Funeral Home, 346 Ave. A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. (402) 296-3123, www.robyfuneralhome.com