Bobby Lynn Lantz (Bob) of Oak Ridge Tn. left this world on Tuesday, June 28th at 1:30pm at Methodist Memorial Hospital in Oak Ridge. He succumbed to a heart attack. He was 59. He was the son of Betty Jean Lowery and Robert Dell Lantz. He is survived by his wife Sharon, sons Joshua (Jenny) and Kevin (Amanda) Lantz and daughter Rebecca (Jesse) Hendershot. Bob and Sharon also have 6 grandchildren Emily, Collin, and Matthew Hendershot, and Luke, Alaina, and Claire Lantz. Bob is also survived by siblings, Ronnie and Larry Lantz, Angie Ramaker, Rose Zajicek, Jeff Lowery, and mother-in-law Minnie Fuchs. He is also survived by his beloved stepdad Joe Lowery, and relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
While Bob's life ended suddenly, his memories live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him. His was a life well lived. Those who knew him loved his rock steady dependability and willingness to help anyone with anything. Bob loved a project, his or yours. He loved to help anyone he could. Whether it was to come over and help you fix your wiring or help put together a public playground or hand out food every month for a church with Second Harvest, his greatest joy came from doing what things he could, where he was, for those around him.
Bob was a 1975 graduate of Milan High School who then joined and served in the United States Navy 6 years. On July 7th, 1977, he married his high school sweetheart Sharon Carter. They made their home in Hampton, Va. as he served in the Nuclear Navy aboard the USS Mississippi. Upon completion of his service, Bob went to work for Public Services of Indiana, and Bob and Sharon made their home in Madison, Indiana. There they were blessed with the arrival of their twin boys, Josh and Kevin, and shortly thereafter their daughter Rebecca. Bob got his Bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison University in Nuclear Engineering. Bob took a position with the River Bend nuclear plant in St. Francisville, La. where he served as a nuclear reactor operator. Bob later took a position with the Commanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant and worked for Texas Utilities. They resided in Cleburne, Tx. for 9 years. After a short stint in New Jersey working as a contractor, Bob took a position with Lockheed Martin at the gaseous diffusion plant at Piketon, Ohio. Later Lockheed Martin became USEC. There they made their home in Chillicothe, Ohio for 9 years and attended Salem Community Church. In 2002 Bob went to work as a contractor for the Y-12 facility in Oak Ridge, Tn. and later took a position with them as a Quality Assurance Engineer where he has worked since. Bob and Sharon have attended Faith Bible Fellowship for the past 12 years.
Funeral Services for Bob will be held June 30th at 7pm. Hours for visitation will be from 5-7pm at Faith Bible Fellowship on 145 Iroquis Rd. Oak Ridge, Tn. 37830, with Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home providing services. www.martinfuneralhomeoakridge.com
Come join us in remembering a life well lived.