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Services for Robert Soloman Weddle, 91, of Sulphur and formerly of Ada will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jaymeson Kennedy will officiate. Burial will follow at Byrd's Prairie Cemetery, with military honors performed by the Army and Chickasaw Honor Guard.
The family with receive relatives and friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Weddle died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Sulphur Veterans Center. He was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Rugby, Texas, to Robert Bethel and Drama Loviana Vickrey Weddle. He graduated from Sulphur High School in 1943.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fought in the Rhineland and Central Europe and was awarded the World War II victory ribbon, the good conduct medal, two bronze service stars, the army of occupation ribbon (Germany), the EAME Theater ribbon and the Sharp Shooter emblem. He was cook at Penergraft's, Parkview Café, the Aldridge and Oak Hills Country Club.
Mr. Weddle enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include four sons, Roger Weddle and wife, Cathy, of Ada, Joe Weddle and wife, Karen, of Ada, Glenn Weddle and wife, Jeanette, of Stonewall, and Ricky Weddle and wife, Dana, of Seminole; one daughter, Janet Painter and husband, Bill, of Ada; sister, Florence Lester of San Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Weddle; two sisters, Hattie and Ethel; and a great-grandson, Keith Foley.
Published on July 31, 2017
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