Robert 'Bob' G. Chubb, 84, longtime Grove resident passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his home in Zena.

Bob was born on May 11, 1934 to Earl and Clara (Myers) Chubb in Lemon, South Dakota. As a child, his family moved to Pittsburg, Kansas where he attended school and graduated from College High School in 1952.

While in high school, Bob met the love of his life, Alma “Bea” Forbes. They were crowned Homecoming King and Queen their senior year and married on August 30, 1952 in Pittsburg, Kansas.

In 1958, Bob completed a four year apprenticeship with KC Southern Railroad. He then joined the US Navy and proudly served his country until 1963. In 1964, the couple opened Pittsburg Refrigeration and operated that until moving to Grove in 1982.

Shortly after moving to Grove, Bob and Bea opened Tempy’s Furniture and Sporting Goods and operated until retiring when the Oklahoma Highway Department bought them out.

Bob was a member of the Noel (Missouri) Golf Country Club and the Masonic Lodge in Pittsburg. He was a loving, outgoing family man and an avid golfer and fisherman, never happier than when he was on the lake.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and wife, Bea.

Left to cherish his memory: three children, Sandy McCabe and husband, Larry, of Zena, Sheri Smith and husband, David, of Pittsburg, and Rob Chubb and wife, Lori, of Grove; six grandchildren: Garrett Smith, Kimberly Hudson, Tiffany Furr, Tyler Chubb, Karissa Smith-Hamblin and Ashley Johnson; and nine great grandchildren: Easton, Lucas, Noël, Arianna, Kinzingtin, Parker, Axton, Asher and Kynlee.

A celebration of life party will take place from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 18, at  Eagles Landing (Bears Den), Grove. Dinner and drinks will be served.

Arrangements entrusted to Nichols Stephens Funeral & Cremation Services, Grove.