69, of Cordell
Robert L. Goettsch, 69, of Cordell, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Feb. 22, 2020, in Midwest City. He was born on Aug. 9, 1950, to Julius Theodore (JT) and Ruth Armelda (Fox) Goettsch in Amarillo, Texas.
Robert was a very hard worker and helped his parents on the family farm while growing up. He attended and graduated from Canyon High School in 1969. After high school, he attended college and received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture business from West Texas State University.
Robert married Billie Helene Hill on June 11, 1976, in Amarillo, Texas at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. They moved to Western Oklahoma in 1977 for Robert to pursue his career as a fertilizer salesman. During this time, they began a family and had three children: Elissa Helene, Shawn Robert and Erik Paul.
Robert truly had a servant’s heart and devoted much of his time to helping others. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and served in several capacities. He enjoyed his time as a local business owner where he continued his sales career with cars and office supplies.
Robert was very involved with the Cordell community for many years. He served on the city council, assisted with the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. Continuing with his willingness to help others, Robert served on soccer boards and became a coach and referee. He was also a Selective Service member and served the Western Oklahoma area for many years. He finished his sales career as a call manager with AT&T.
Robert loved his family greatly. He found great joy watching and coaching soccer and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s school and sporting events. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him; especially his wife, children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Billie of the home, children Elissa Cox and husband Brian of Madill, Shawn Goettsch of Tulsa, and Erik Goettsch of Yukon; grandchildren Kaleb Cox, Hudson Cox, Kadeen Goettsch and Conner Goettsch; cousins: John Fox and Robert Fox; and many other cousins, family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Peace Lutheran Church in Bessie. Interment will take place at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon, Texas.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m.until 8:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, and from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, with the family welcoming guests from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home in Cordell, Oklahoma
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Peace Lutheran Church, Cordell Soccer Club, or a charity of choice.