Robert "Bob" Ray Romas, 73, of Clay County, passed away at his residence at 3:15pm, October 1, 2007 following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Clay County's Perry Township, Oct. 11, 1933, to Harry and Emma Siegelin Romas.
The 1952 Brazil High School graduate served in the United States Army from Nov. 3, 1957 until being Honorably Discharged Dec.14, 1959.
He married Doris May Meyer Sept. 2, 1978.
He owned and operated Bob Romas Trucking and Excavating Inc. for many years until it was sold in 2006. He was also a founder for H and H Ready Mix in Brazil, Montezuma, and Mansfield and later partnered with his son Cliff Romas until it was sold in 2005. He has also owned Parke West Materials in Montezuma since 1988. In 1989, he received the Commercial Focus Award in Clay County. He also served on the advisory board for the Jackson Township Trustee's for many years.
He was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ, 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 264, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine, Order of Eastern Star Bowling Green chapter No. 304 and the Brazil Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; sons, Cliff A. Romas and wife, Lori and Randy W. Romas and wife Mari, both of Brazil; daughters, Holly A. Romas of Brazil, and Hope M. Dalton and husband Brett of Carbon; grandchildren, Rachel Romas, Amanda Romas, Tanner Brown, Robby Romas, Duretta Brashier, and Ezra Brashier; brother, Benny Romas of Cory; sisters, Betty Betterilli and husband Andy of Missouri and formerly of New Jersey and Berla Uber and husband Al of New Jersey; sisters-in-law Francella Royer and Norma Staley as well as several nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Lawson -- Miller Chapel with Rev. Ted Schrory officiating. Burial will follow at Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery in Poland. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 3-8 p.m. and again Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vista Care Hospice or to an organization of your choice,