The Norman Transcript


February 25, 2013

Robert ‘Bob’ Franklin Kelso

NORMAN — Robert Franklin (Bob) Kelso, 66, passed away surrounded by his family, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in Norman. He was born in Ada to Robert F. Kelso Sr. and Georgia Faye Kelso. Bob was an All American and All Stater in football for the Ada Cougars where he attended high school. Bob was recruited and went on to play football for the University of Oklahoma. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration along with an Accounting degree from East Central University in 1968. He served as Student Senate President his Junior year and was a member and officer of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. It was while he was a student at ECU that he met and married the love of his life Lynne Ella (Smith) Kelso. They shared 39 years of marriage together and had two daughters, Christina “Christi” Lynne and Georganne.

After graduation Bob and his family moved to Tulsa where he was employed by Amoco. In 1972 he made the decision to change the path of his career and began service with the IRS. He became a special agent/investigator for the IRS. During this, Bob and seven others were sent to the University of North Texas to study computer programming and computer languages. Bob became one of the first to teach computer programming and languages at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia, an IRS Taskforce instructor and created and taught the science of computer forensics. Bob was a co-founder and charter member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS), and helped arrange and develop a computer artificial intelligence expert system for the IRS which became known as Project Focus. Bob retired from the IRS after 27 years in 1999. He continued to serve on the board of Allegiance Credit Union throughout his lifetime and was very proud to be associated with this entity.

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