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July 4, 1936 - Jan. 12, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Robert Joe Larkin died January 12, 2014 in Oklahoma City at the age of seventy-seven following an extended illness. Robert was a longtime resident of Midwest City. He was born July 4, 1936 the third of four boys and grew up on a farm East of Midwest City. He participated in a wide range of 4-H Club programs including raising prize winning hogs, chickens and horticulture crops. Robert was a leading member of the county 4-H livestock judging team that finished high in the national judging competition. Robert loved sports and was the center and a linebacker on Choctaw High School's first ever football team. He graduated with honors from Oklahoma State University with both a BS and MS in Civil Engineering, and was a member of the Acacia Fraternity. Robert established his own Civil Engineering firm, Larkin Engineering, in 1968 after working for the State Highway Department and Tinker Air Force Base, and generously contributed to the growth of Midwest City through both his engineering and civic contributions. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and served on many different commissions. Robert was predeceased by his former wife, Peggy, as well as his father, mother and oldest brother, Roger. Robert is survived by two daughters, Teresa Ann Larkin of Oklahoma City and Marcia Larkin Patterson of Indianapolis, Indiana; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Johnny, Benjamin and Emma; two brothers, Lee R. Larkin of Houston, TX and Carl T. Larkin of Annapolis, MD; and six nieces and nephews.A visitation will be from 6-8pm on Thursday, January 16, at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home, 1820 S. Douglas Blvd. in Midwest City, with a graveside service at 2:00pm on Friday, January 17, at Memorial Park Cemetery, 13400 North Kelly in Oklahoma City.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heifer International at http://www.heifer.org/. Online condolences may be left for the family by signing the guest book at http:// www.bffuneralhome.com/

Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 15, 2014
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