Robert Briney

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Robert Briney

September 09, 1945 - August 03, 2018

Robert Briney Robert Briney, 72, of Oskaloosa passed away Friday, August 3, 2018, at his home in Oskaloosa.
Robert Briney, son of Maurice Edwin and Lois LaRue (Long) Briney, was born September 9, 1945, in Palmer, Alaska. After his fathers career with the coal mining industry ended, the family returned to Oskaloosa where Bob finished high school in 1963. He married Rita Alpers in 1965, and to this union, two sons were born. They later divorced. April 4, 1966, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven; of the three years he served, 25 months were at sea or on foreign soil. Following his discharge, Robert worked in the trucking industry for most of his life. He owned and operated Briney Trucking mainly hauling for Lynns Poultry and later for Con-Agra. He retired in 2013. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing, although his true passion was collecting model trains. He was a member of Penn Central Model Railroad Club.
His family includes his sons: Kenneth (Candace) Briney and David Briney, both of Delta; Shauna Dingeman of Knoxville; grandsons: Michael and Kendal Briney; and a sister, Elizabeth Langstraat (Leon Witt) of Turlock, CA. Bob was preceded in death by his parents.
As was his wish, Roberts body has been cremated. Private graveside memorial services will be held at Forest Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Langkamp Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Memories and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting langkampfuneralchapel.com.
Published on August 6, 2018
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