Robert (Bob) John Millar, Jr. passed away on September 7, 2018 with his family at his side, in San Jose, CA.
Robert was born in Chickasha, OK to the late Robert John Millar, Sr. and Mary Katherine (Phillips) Millar. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Jeeta, and his siblings, William Forrest Millar and Mary Marcia Millar Rector.
Robert is survived by his three daughters and their husbands, Susan Millar Banker and David Banker, Virginia Millar Rittenhouse and Tony Rittenhouse, Lavenia Katherine Millar and Thomas Heim; his grandchildren Robert David Banker and wife Janel Rodas Banker, Christopher Millar Banker and wife Rachel Banker, William Charles Rittenhouse, and Sarah Katherine Millar Rittenhouse; great-grandchildren Lorren Banker, Matthew Banker, Ryleigh Banker, and soon-to-be-born Baby Boy Millar Banker.
Robert attended Oklahoma University. His education was cut short after three years when he enlisted in the Navy in 1943 to serve his country. Assigned to the Seabees, Robert was sent to Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Islands. In 1946, he was honorably discharged from the Navy and returned to Oklahoma.
Robert and Jeeta married in 1946. In 1955 the family moved from Oklahoma to Hollister, CA. Robert worked for Sterling Lumber Co. Four years later, Robert and family moved to his beloved Morgan Hill, where he would spend his next 59 years. He became the manager of Sterling Lumber until its closing. Subsequently, he worked in sales for Oakley Plywood and Doors (T.M. Cobb), until his retirement in 1987. Bob served on the Morgan Hill Planning Commission and was a member of the Morgan Hill Rotary International, serving as President 1966-67. Robert and Jeeta were members of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church.
In retirement, Bob took pleasure in golfing, taking his grandchildren out for ice cream, Sunday dinners with family, exercising and coffee with new-found friends.
To the end, Bob was a gentleman, holding doors for anyone, helping others from his walker or wheelchair, thanking everyone who ever helped him, with a twinkle in his blue eyes, a smile, and his soft Oklahoma accent.
Bob’s family wishes to thank the caregivers who made his last few years in his home possible.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:30am at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 17740 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Robert’s name to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org), any Veterans Group, or the Building Fund at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Morgan Hill.