By HDN Staff
EVANSVILLE, Wyo. Bobby Jack "B.J." Bobbitt, 70, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at a Wyoming medical center of lung and bone cancer.
Funeral service was scheduled for this morning at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Casper, Wyo., with the Rev. Bill Moore officiating.
Bobbitt was born June 1, 1931, in Atlanta, Kan., to Bun Oren and Gladys Lillian (Ketterman) Bobbitt. He was raised by his guardian parents, Lawrence and Avis Bennett.
Bobbitt served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-53 and was a Korean Conflict veteran.
He married Katherine Nida in July 1950 in Wichita, Kan. She died in 1990. He married Starlene K. Orchard-Gibson on March 4, 1995, at Elko, Nev.
He lived in many western states while working in the oil field as a drill stem tester. He worked for Black Hills Trucking for the last 13 years.
Bobbitt was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Burden, Kan.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and woodworking.
He was preceded in death by all of his parets, his first wife, Katherine Nida, son, Douglas Bobbit in June 2001, his brothers, Joe Bobbitt and Billy Dean Bobbitt.
Survivors include his wife, Starlene Bobbitt of Evansville, Wyo.; daughters, Shelly Fisher of Havre, Cindy Rogers of Seiling, Okla., Licia VanMiddlesworth of Chester, Okla.; son, Mitch Bobbitt of Woodward, Okla.; stepsons, R.J. Gibson and Brandon Gibson, both of Evansville, Wyo.; brother, R.L. "Dick" Bobbitt of Markham, Texas; 13 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice Program, 319 S. Wilson, Casper, or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1207, Casper, Wyo.
Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.