Bob Weldon Lupton
Nov. 14, 1933 - Jan. 10, 2019
Bob Weldon Lupton was born on Nov. 14, 1933, in Shawnee, OK and passed from this life on Jan. 10, 2019, in Oklahoma City, OK. He graduated Shawnee High School in 1952 and later, attended both Oklahoma A&M and The University of Oklahoma. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1953. He was assigned to the USCGC Rockaway, receiving an honorable discharge in 1957. Early in his career, he owned and operated B.W Lupton Paint Manufacturing Company in Shawnee. He was also a paint chemist for Black & Puryear Paint Manufacturing Company in Oklahoma City. In the early 1970s, he opened a traditional printing company, Blue Jay Cards in Oklahoma City. He owned and operated "Blue Jay" for over thirty years before retiring in 2003. A longtime resident of Moore, OK, he was honored to serve as a Councilman on the Moore City Council in the early 1990s. He later served as Commander of American Legion Post 184. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and Oklahoma football. He loved his family and took great joy in finding little ways to make them smile. His parents, Max R. and Mabel Lupton; his brothers, Raymond, Morris, and Donal Lupton; and sister, Audrie Lupton Grandcolas; predeceased him. He is survived by his adoring wife of 50 years, Wilma Lupton. He also leaves behind a son, James Lupton; daughters, Barbara Lupton, Jeanett (Jan) Lupton, Tresa Lupton, and Jenny Lupton; sisters, Janice Allee and Delores McConnell; and brothers, Allen, Sam, Dan, and Warren Lupton. He was a proud and loving grandfather to 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 11 a.m. at New Life Methodist Church, 1105 NW 27th Street in Moore. Graveside Service will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens. The arrangements are by John Ireland Funeral Home.