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Robert Bruce Whitton

March 18, 1931 - January 4, 2015

U.S. Veteran

A memorial service is planned for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

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Robert Bruce Whitton, 83, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015. He was born in Falls City to Franklin Robert and Naomi (Robinson) Whitton.

Bob served in the United States Coast Guard from 1948 to 1952.

He lived in Valsetz until he moved to Sweet Home in 1948. Bob went into the military and returned to Sweet Home upon discharge. He worked on the Green Peter Dam and in the plywood mills until he retired.

Bob loved to hunt with the Winchester guns he loved to hold and talk to his friends about. He enjoyed working with wood and made Burl wood clocks.

He is survived by: children Robert Dean Whitton of Sweet Home, Loris David Whitton of Sweet Home, and Mark Douglas Whitton of Jacksonville; step-children Dan Carper of Sweet Home, Mike Carper of Montana, Randy Carper of Sweet Home; sister Joan Spencer; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by: daughter Michelle Renae Whitton (1983); brother Larry Whitton (1986); and parents Frank and Naomi Whitton.

A memorial service is planned for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.