— Robert Lucien Stathem, 77, passed away Feb. 28, 2014, in a Mineral Wells assisted living facility. He was born May 2, 1936, in Shreveport, La., the son of John Malcolm and Esta Bell Ragus Stathem. He married Adalene Fawn Williams on June 30, 1956, in Winters.
He was a longtime resident of Mineral Wells. He retired from Santo ISD as superintendent. He was a veteran of three branches of the military. He was awarded his Masters in Education from Texas A&M.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in the Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Chapel. Burial will follow in Woodland Park Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He is survived by his children and their spouses: Lane and Terri Stathem of Tulsa, Okla.; Robin and Tiger Wilson of Mineral Wells; grandchildren and spouses: Haley Cunningham, Cody and Erin Stathem, Brady Cunningham, Kelly Cunningham, Lauryn Stathem; great-grandchildren: Peightyn Stathem, Ayden Stathem; sister: Johnnie McClure of Shreveport, La., and brother-in-law: Melvin Williams of Winters. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on Feb. 17, 1999, daughter, Teri Stathem, and sister, Claire Jenkins.
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Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home