Robert Earl Montague

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Robert Earl Montague, age 69, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at McCune Brooks Hospital, in Carthage.

He was born Nov. 9, 1939, in Farmersberg, Ind., to Thomas "Earl" and Edna "Faye" (Watson) Montague.

Rob served his country in three branches of service -- the Army, Navy and Air Force. He was part of the original Navy SEAL program, the development of the "Kit & Kaboodle" as he would say and three tours of duty in Vietnam.

Rob married Michelle L. Himmeger April 12, 1997, in Nevada and she survives from Carthage.

Also surviving are daughters, Camille Au of Honolulu, Faye Inoue of Stockton, Calif.; adopted daughter, Chrysta Henderson, of Carthage; sisters, Margaret Bearhope, of Thorntown, Ind., Linda Gilbert and husband Roger, of Columbia and Mary Elkins-Jones and husband Paul, of Palmetto, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sister, Charlotte Loveless; brother, David Montague; mother, Edna "Faye" Watson and father, Thomas "Earl" Montague.

Mr. Montague has been taken for cremation. A wake will be held at a future date.

Apology to Camille and Faye: Dad wanted to say I am sorry for not being there.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.