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Robert "Bob" Stough

May 24, 1939 October 7, 2019
Robert "Bob" Stough
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Obituary for Robert "Bob" Stough

Robert 'Bob' Stough, 80, passed away Monday Oct. 7, 2019 in Vacaville, California after a long illness. He was born May 24, 1939 in Evansville, Indiana to parents Lena and Robert Stough. He was loved and will be truly missed.

Soon after graduating high school in Muncie, Indiana from Muncie Central High School, class of ‘57, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Loring AFB in Maine for two years, Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, Texas for two years, and spent the rest of his Air Force career at Travis AFB in Fairfield, where he retired.

Bob served two tours in the Vietnam War with honor and distinction. He was attached to the 18th Special Operations Squadron based in Vietnam. He served aboard an AC-119K Stinger Gunship as a flight engineer and participated in multiple night time combat missions over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos and Cambodia.

Bob retired as Msgt. from the USAF after 22 years of service as a C-141 flight engineer instructor at the Travis AFB Flight Simulator

Bob was an avid golfer and bowler and loved traveling the world and going on cruises with his wife Kay. He was also active with Bethany Lutheran Church in Vacaville.

Survivors include his wife and best friend, Kay; children, Julie Miller, Robert C. Stough and Richard T. Stough; grandchildren, Jenny Akuna and Amber Garabrandt; step-mother, Isabelle Stough; brother, Gaylord Stough; step-brothers, Mike Stough and Tony Stough; second wife's children, Sherry Donoghue, Donna Weber, Charles Rike and Gary Rike; Kay’s children, Sharon Zalason, Mark Gillman, Brian Gillman and Ronald Gillman; and many grandchildren.

All that knew Bob are invited to attend a funeral service at noon Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, followed by graveside service with full military honors at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, California. Pastor Lois Edde will officiate.

Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org.


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Service

Thursday

17

Oct

12:00 PM 10/17/2019 12:00:00 PM
McCune Garden Chapel

212 Main St.
Vacaville, CA 95688

McCune Garden Chapel
212 Main St. Vacaville 95688 CA
United States

Graveside

Thursday

17

Oct

2:00 PM 10/17/2019 2:00:00 PM
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

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Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States
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