Robert E. "Bob" Wall

Born: Fri., May 27, 1927
Died: Fri., Jul. 6, 2018

Private Family Services


2:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Sat., Jul. 14, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Robert E. “Bob” Wall, 91, Kokomo, passed away at 5:35 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo.  He was born May 27, 1927, in Elkhart, to Claude Clay and Clara Anna Marie (Caplinger) Wall, Sr.  On July 10, 1949, he married Marilyn G. Barr, at the Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tipton, and she survives.

Bob graduated from Kokomo High School in 1945 and attended Indiana University Kokomo.  He was hired directly out of high school by the General Motors Graphics Department.  He was drafted in 1945 into the United States Army and served with the occupation forces in Europe.  After his time in service, he came back to work for Delco Radio/Electronics, where he worked for 47 years and retired as a Marketing Arts Manager in 1994.  He also owned and operated Kokomo Sign Pro.

Bob was an oil painter and painted the paintings that were used for the Christmas cards for Delco Radio/Electronics.  He had served as president of the Delco Goodtimers Travel Club, and he and Marilyn had traveled to Europe 20 times.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church since 1950.

In addition to his wife, Marilyn Wall, he is survived by his children, Greg (Jan) Wall, Marcia (Tom) Breithaupt, Brent (Susan) Wall and Larry E. (Robin) Wall; grandchildren, Liberty (Ryan) McPartland, Adriene (Scott) Riggle, Nathan (Ashley) Wall, Andrew (Kayla) Wall, Kathryn (Billy Cox) Wall, Andy (Laura) Johanning and Alan Johanning; great-grandchildren, Emily Riggle, Brady DeGuzman, Gretchen Riggle, Hadley McPartland, Abraham Johanning and Samuel Johanning; sister, Pat Shirar; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Claude C. Wall, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Con Shirar.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo.  A private family celebration of life service will be held.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritan Care Givers or to Grace United Methodist Church.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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Kevin Comer
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
To The Wall Family:

Have known the family for many years and admired and liked Bob very much. My father, Max Comer, used Bob's artistic talents in his advertising business for many years. I offer my condolences for your loss and hope the wonderful memories will help to sustain you through your grief. Best wishes to your family during this sad time.

Becky Reed
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
Charlie and I would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Bob Wall. He was a kind and gentle man who will be deeply missed.
Rest In Peace
Charlie and Becky Reed