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Robert Earl Grundy was born in Waurika, Oklahoma, on Feb. 6, 1926, and passed away after a long illness in Duncan, Oklahoma, on May 17, 2017. He was 91 years old. Bob Grundy was the founder and owner of Comanche Drug Store for 53 years and was a philanthropist and civic leader. He leaves a legacy of contributions to the business community, Comanche First Baptist Church, and the town of Comanche.
The funeral service will be Friday May 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche First Baptist Church, with Bro. Eli Gardner officiating, assisted by Bro. Timothy Ball, and Father Rex Arnold.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
Bob was the second child of Faye and Arthur Grundy. He and his older sister Kathleen, now of Healdton, grew up on the family farm near Waurika where his father was a pharmacist. He attended both Healdton and Waurika schools where he was active in music and where he grew up in the shadow of pharmacy life. It was almost a given that he would himself become a pharmacist, but he was able to still embrace his musical love in college. He was a member of the Bison Glee Club at Oklahoma Baptist University and then a member of the Pride of Oklahoma marching band at OU, where he graduated from the OU Pharmacy School in 1947. Anyone who knew Bob knew of his love of all things OU.
While a student at OBU, Bob met the "prettiest blonde girl in Oklahoma." He fell in love with Lucile Deakins, and they married on August 17, 1947. They were married for 61 years until her death in 2008. They had two children, Margaret Faye Austin Strange, of Comanche, and Dennis Robert Grundy, who predeceased him in 2012. Bob was always proud of his children and highly valued family life.
Bob treasured his lifelong friendships, many of which stemmed from his years of faithful membership at FBC-Comanche. He loved his church and his family and his friends, but most of all he loved the Lord, so his family can rejoice in knowing that he has attained his eternal home.
Bob is survived by his daughter Margaret Austin Strange and her husband Doug, his grandsons Steven Robert  Austin and  Matthew Scott Austin and wife Heidi and their son Maverick, sister Kathleen Wood and her sons Mark and Dale Wood, sister Barbara Barnes Krueger, daughter-in-law Rhonda Grundy, sister-in-law Marian Arnold Sutton and her sons Jeff and Rex Arnold, and nieces Susan Boyes and Sharon Watson. He will also be remembered by the many friends whose lives he touched through the years.
Memorials can be made to Comanche First Baptist Church or Comanche Public Schools.
Condolences may be sent to comanchefh@pldi.net.
Published on May 19, 2017
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