Bob Puder, age 86, of Wichita Falls, formerly of Iowa Park, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Grace Community Church in Archer City with Pastor Jon Curry officiating.
Interment with military honors will follow in the Archer City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Aulds Funeral Home of Archer City.
Bob was born to the late Allen and Pearl Heffler Puder in New York, N. Y., where he was raised and graduated high school. He served in the United States Air Force where he was a Flight Engineer on the B-36 in the Korean and Vietnam War. He retired after 20 years of service. After his tour of duty, he was the owner and operator of Bob Puder GEICO Insurance Company for 35 years. He married Ellen Stephens on Aug. 12, 1974, in Wichita Falls. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2013. He then married Edith Newman on Feb. 2, 2016, in Wichita Falls. He was a 6th Degree Black Belt in Aikido and taught Aikido classes four times a week at the YMCA. He enjoyed going to the casino and spending time with his family.
He was also preceded in death by great-grandson, Layden on January 16, 2015.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Puder of Randlett, OK.; five sons, Dr. Bob Puder of Jacksonville, N. C., Roy Puder of San Antonio, Rick Puder of Long Island, N.Y., Dr. Mark Puder of Boston, MA., and Chuck Cooper of Windthorst; two daughters, Charrice Gallagher of Buda, and Chelee Puder of Burkburnett; one sister, Carol Popkin of New York, N. Y.; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-3000 or 800 227-2345.