Robert Allen Luis, 73, of Ponca City, died November 17, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. A Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 PM Monday, November 23, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Deacon Dick Robinson officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Carson Krittenbrink officiating, burial will follow service at Resthaven Memorial Park. Face masks are required. There will be no viewing. For those unable to attend, the Mass will be live streamed. The broadcast can be accessed by visiting www.troutfuneralhome.com between 9:45 AM and 10:00 AM , and selecting the Live stream link in the upper right hand of the homepage. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.
Bob was born on January 18, 1947, in Ponca City, to Joseph and Marie (Miller) Luis. He was a veteran of the US Army who served in Korea. Bob married Sharon Wright on February 4, 1972. He spent many years as a carpenter, framing and building custom homes for others. Bob and his brother Mike worked side by side with numerous builders and on jobs through the years. He was a great home-builder who built seven different homes for his family; as well as homes for his parents and in-laws. He took great pride in his work. He developed the Turkey Creek addition south of the duck ponds at Lake Ponca. Bob owned and operated Robert Luis Construction. Family and friends referred to him as “Bob the Builder”. He also retired from Conoco.
He enjoyed the simple things in life such as checking on his jobs and family. He especially loved his wife, daughters, and his granddaughters. He was often seen back road driving in his mini red corvette. Bob was a huge OU Fan.
Bob is survived by his wife, Sharon, daughters, Jill Cobb and her husband, Richard of Ponca City, Ashley Sandoval and her husband, Juan of Richmond, TX; 3 grandchildren, Kaylee, Aubry, and Brinley Cobb of Ponca City; siblings, Carol Skalenda of Tulsa, twin-sister, Joan Otto and her husband, Neal of Ponca City; brother, Mike Luis and his wife, Karen of Ponca City, sister, Denise Kienholz and her husband, Steve of Red Rock, OK; sister-in-law, Pam Luis of Ponca City; numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Patti Luis; brother, David Luis and brother-in-law, Vernon Skalenda.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 415 S 7th St, Ponca City, OK 74601 or Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 445 Fairview Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.