NORMAN — Memorial services for Robert R. “Bob” Sullivan, M.D., Ret., age 83, longtime Norman physician of dermatology, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church, 1717 W. Lindsey St. in Norman.
Dr. Sullivan was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Colony, the son of Dr. C.B. And Esther Grace (Bayles) Sullivan. He passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday afternoon, July 31, 2012.
Dr. Sullivan graduated from Carnegie High School in 1947, later completing his undergraduate studies at Phillips University in Enid. He later enrolled at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, graduating in 1955. Dr. Sullivan served his medical internship at the Denver General Hospital in Denver and his post-graduate school residency at the School of Dermatology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
He was united in marriage to Miss Patricia Ann Stenholm on Aug. 4, 1956, in Rockford, Ill. Dr. Sullivan served in the United States Army, earning the rank of captain, serving in the United States Medical Corps. He was discharged on Nov. 17, 1958.
Dr. Sullivan, joined his father, Dr. C.B. Sullivan, in Family Practice Medicine, serving four years in Carnegie. Dr. Sullivan and his family moved to Norman in 1965, where he practiced dermatology medicine, retiring in 1996.
During his years of private practice, he enjoyed sharing his love of medicine and teaching by serving as a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City. During his tenure there, he was voted favorite professor on several occasions by his students.
Dr. Sullivan loved the Lord Jesus and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Norman. He held an Extra Class Amateur Radio license with the call sign KD5JPL and was a member of the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society. He loved his home state of Oklahoma and, most of all, he loved and enjoyed his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dr. Bennett Sullivan; and one sister, Mary Ellen Page.
Survivors include wife of 56 years, Pat of the home; three sons, Robert R. Sullivan Jr. and his wife Geri Anne of Dorrington, Calif., Brent J Sullivan and his wife Judy of Chandler, Ariz., and Daniel Scott Sullivan of Camano Island, Wash.; one daughter, Martha Ann Ambler and her husband Scott of Bartlesville; one sister, Pat Sue King and her husband Leon of Hydro; 10 grandchildren, Jonathan, Christopher, Kathryn, Kelsey, Aaron, Jana, Alyssa, Cara, April and Caleb; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis.
A private burial was held this morning at the Poage Cemetery in Hydro.
Arrangements for Dr. Sullivan and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.
Online condolences may be shared at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.
Norman Transcript, Friday, Aug. 5, 2012