Robert "R.D.", "Bob", "Bobby" Murnan was born in December 1928 in Noble, OK to John Carly and Merle Mae Murnan and passed away in February 2023 at 94 years of age. Funeral services will be held at Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, OK at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Burial will be at the Noble IOOF Cemetery in Noble, OK.
R.D. graduated from Noble High School and married his beloved wife Jackie in Norman, Oklahoma. They built their home and raised their family of four children in Stillwater while he attended college. Bob served as an active-duty Supply Sergeant with the Air Force Reserves during WWII and the Korean War and he graduated from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 1956. He was also a 32nd degree Mason with the Frontier Lodge #48 in Stillwater.
He spent his career as a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters of the United Association, Local #344 in Oklahoma City. He helped build many structures on the OSU campus, around the state, and in Texas and Missouri. His career culminated with his plumbing and HVAC superintendent work on Remington Park racetrack in Oklahoma City.
Bobby was a beloved Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He enjoyed his friends and family and rarely missed a family reunion or get together. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and attending or watching OSU athletic events. He read the newspaper every day, and watched multiple news programs to track current events. He was a talented mechanic who worked on the family cars and he helped build many homes for himself and others. He traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad with his beloved wife Jackie, family, and friends. He loved playing cards and dominoes. He was helpful, generous and kind, he gave good advice, he was funny, and he loved to laugh. He made people feel welcome and special everywhere he went.
R.D. was preceded in death by his beloved wife, his parents, one sister, and four brothers. He is survived by his sister Inez King of Noble, OK; his sons Lynn (and Sandy) Murnan of Tulsa, OK; Rick (and Dorothy) Murnan of Norman, OK; Mark Murnan of Stillwater, OK; and his daughter Robin (and Doug) Johnson of Rancho Murieta, CA. He is also survived by his grandchildren Brea Murnan (and John) Teas of Blanchard, OK; Codee (and Kenneth) Becknel of Norman, OK; Christopher Murnan of Tulsa, OK; Michael Murnan of Tulsa, OK; Travis (and Jennifer) Murnan of Dallas, TX and Brooke (and Chris) Billman of Folsom, CA. Additionally, he is survived by his great-grandchildren Britanee (and Javan) Richlie, Makenzie Murnan Arnold, Kenlee Becknel, Riley Teas, Rylynn Murnan, Luke Murnan; and great, great-granddaughters Annalee and Oaklee Richlie.
Although he is back with his beloved Jackie now, Bobby will live on in the hearts, memories and lives of all those who were blessed to have known or loved him.