Robert Allen Urie, CMSGT, USAF (Ret), died Tuesday, April 27, 2021. “Bob” was born July 18, 1934, in Toledo, OH. He graduated from DeVilbiss High School, Toledo, OH, and attended Toledo University and the University of So. Miss.
After serving 2 years in the US Navy Reserve (1952-1954) he went on to serve 30 years in the USAF as a ground radar maintenance repairman, electronics instructor, cryptographic systems maintenance technician/supervisor, medical administration superintendent, and First Sergeant. He received many awards and decorations including the Air Force Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Force Meritorious Service medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
Bob was a member of the American Legion, VFW, USAF Sergeants Association, National Association of Uniformed Services, along with many other organizations.
Bob loved his “Char” more than life itself and was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed all things sports, especially for the University of Kentucky. But other than Char and his family, his love for this Country and the US Military were most important, not only in his time served in the Military but in daily life.
He was preceded in death by his parents Zelma and Alexander Urie. Bob leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 33 years, MSGT Charleen Stewart Urie, USAF (Ret), daughter, Valerie Bernstein (Rick), Las Vegas, NV, son Lt Col. Jeffery Urie, USAF (Ret) (Carolyn) Spokane, Washington, grandchildren, Jordan Bernstein (Shannon), Las Vegas, NV, Shane Bernstein, New York City, NY, Hannah Urie, Spokane, Washington, and a sister-in-law Meg Stewart-Cranfill (Calvin D. Cranfill), Lexington, KY
No services are planned at this time. A Celebration of Life to be held in the Summer.
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