Co-Owner and Funeral Director
Robert grew up in the funeral business in Shawnee, OK where his father was a funeral director with Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel for over 54 years. Robert served his funeral director apprenticeship in Shawnee while attending mortuary school at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. He graduated from UCO in 1998 with a Bachelors degree in Funeral Service. Shortly after graduation from mortuary school, Robert accepted a position with The Alderwoods Group as Market Sales Manager where he managed marketing efforts for over 60 funeral homes and 13 cemeteries owned by Alderwoods in Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. Several years later Robert returned home and assumed the General Manager’s position at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel , Resthaven Funeral Home and Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.
Robert married Detria Jones of Henryetta in 2003 and shortly thereafter they returned to Henryetta, where Robert worked for Shurden Funeral Home in Okmulgee and Henryetta. In 2009, Robert joined with two other former Shurden employees, Jimmy Spurlock and Wesley VanMeter and formed Integrity Funeral Service.
Robert has two sons, Jud and Jared who live in Norman, Oklahoma and Georgetown, Texas with their wives. Robert also proudly claims step daughter Shanna Kinslow and her two sons, Tylor and Seth of Henryetta. Robert attends Dewar United Pentecostal Church and is a member of the Henryetta Lions Club. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association.