Bob Hohertz, 88 of Canadian died January 18, 2020 in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Gerhardt, officiating. Burial will follow in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.
Bobbie Gene Carl Hohertz was born April 1, 1931 in Priddy to Albert and Mina Hohertz. Growing up in Big Spring he developed a passion for golf and worked as a lifeguard in the summers. Bob graduated college at University of North Texas, Denton. He was honored to serve his country with the US Army, stationed in Germany. Upon returning to the U.S., Bob ventured into the oil business, going to work for Hughes Tool Company selling drill bits across the Panhandles, Kansas and west Oklahoma region.
He later joined with two partners to start LUBAR, a company focused on tubular inspection and a machine shop for repairs of drill collars and other oil field drilling tools. Bob formed TICO, continued to build his businesses, and expanded into farming and ranching. In addition to a continued love of golf, he developed a passion for raising thoroughbred racehorses.
Bob married Marva Lee Petree on February 16, 1958, they celebrated life together for 62 years. They were members of the Methodist Church. Bob was known as a hardworking honest man. He was a role model, instilling across family generations the virtues of life, love, duty, integrity, and humility while teaching his family an invaluable work ethic that continues to carry them through life. He supported their adventures in sports, livestock shows, school, careers and provided subtle words of guidance for life’s many misadventures along the way, always remaining steadfast. Bob’s devotion to Marva and family were still evident in his last hours.
Survivors include his wife Marva of the home; 2 daughters, Lynn Foltin of Houston and Elizabeth Metcalf and husband Ken Olds of Greeley, CO.; 2 sons, Jeff Hohertz and wife Cheryl of Canadian, Doug Hohertz and wife Yana of Houston; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Mina Hohertz; a sister, Ava Moore and a brother, Daryl Hohertz.
Memorials may be made to your Meals on Wheels, PO Box 447, Canadian, TX 79014 or your local Meals on Wheels.