Class of 1959
1959 Maroon Spotlight
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Clarence Benjamin Kolb, Jr.
April 23, 1941 – April 4, 2021
Clarence B Kolb, Jr., 79, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Affectionately known as “Junior,” he was born in Perry to Clarence B. Kolb, Sr., and Pearl (Canida) Kolb on April 23, 1941.
He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. He loved his Lord and Savior and was baptized at a young age accepting Jesus into his heart.
He grew up in Perry and graduated from Perry High School in 1959. He attended Northern Oklahoma College where he played baseball and earned his Associate in Science Degree. He then attended Oklahoma State University where he obtained his Bachelor’s of Science Degree.
He met the love of his life, Rosalin Bray, and they were united in marriage at the Hartford Avenue Church of Christ on December 22, 1962, in Ponca City. This union was blessed with two sons, Travis and Kevin.
During this time, Junior started his career at Conoco in Ponca City, OK, in the Plant Foods Research Department and then transferring to Production Research where he became a Senior Research Technologist and worked for over 30 years retiring in 1995.
Junior was an avid sportsman and loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He was also an avid golfer and spent many hours golfing with his friends. He enjoyed bowling, watching all types of sports, and coached Little League baseball for a number of years in the Ponca City area.
Junior is survived by his wife Rosalin, son Travis and wife Denice Kolb of Edmond, and son Kevin and wife Linda of New Iberia, LA; grandchildren Jacob and wife Dejia Kolb of Yokosuka, Japan, Skyler and wife Hannah Kolb of Houston, TX, and Bethany Kolb of Lafayette, LA; great-grandchild Hudson Kolb of Houston, TX; sister Patty Goulden; brothers Thomas Kolb and wife Joyce and Michael Kolb and wife Gayle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Charmayne Kolb.
He enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with his children, grandchildren, siblings, and in-laws.
A private family celebration of life was held April 8, 2021.