BLOOMFIELD -- Robert James Rought Sr., 69, died April 5, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Feb. 12, 1937, in Endicott, N.Y., son of the late Morse Johnson and Gladys Kneer Rought, he was a heavy equipment operator for the Binghamton Highway Department in Binghamton, N.Y., before retiring and a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War.
On Nov. 14, 1967, he married Catherine Arlene Riley who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: five sons, Jamie Rought of Bloomfield, Kenneth Rought of Deland, Fla., Arthur Rought of Illinois, Robert Rought Jr. of Ohio and Claude Rought of the state of Washington; two daughters, Kathleen Ann Pruden of Felicity, Ohio, and Mary Collingsworth of Tampa, Fla.; one stepson, Harold Stokes of Bridgeport, Texas; three stepdaughters, Catherine Kocot of Jersey City, N.J., Sovila Rossi of Vestal, N.Y., and Melinda Memol of Connecticut; two brothers, Kenneth Rought and Donald Rought of Marathon, N.Y.; one sister, Shirley Poth of Marathon; and 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Rought.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Bob Holland, pastor of Walker Memorial Baptist Church in Bloomfield, will officiate.
Burial will follow at a later date in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.