OBITUARY: Robert Lee Brickell

Robert Lee Brickell, 85, died on Nov. 24, 2019, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

Robert was born on March 24, 1934, to Robert and Dorothy (Ferris) Brickell.

He married Marilyn “Tiny” Havens on Oct. 10, 1956, in Newton, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 2010.

Robert served his country in the U.S. Army Reserve and had a long career with the railroad as a mechanic. Bobby also did mechanic work for many friends, family and many other businesses. In his younger days, Bobby also worked at the Harvey County Jail as undersheriff for Harvey County.

While Bobby and Tiny did not have children, they loved their extended family. They often took camping trips to South Fork and Creed, Colo. These trips often included their siblings, nieces and nephews. Bobby was an avid “car guy.” He and Tiny both drove and collected many models of Hudson’s and MOPAR’s.

More recently, he could be found helping out at Bob Stevensons car wash and often was seen driving in Newton in a black and white police car. In his younger years, he enjoyed watching WWF wrestling and eating pizza on Saturday nights and watching car races. He was a dedicated McDonald’s customer, enjoying their hamburgers, cokes and collecting their toys, cups, glasses and Beanie Babies. His extended family will remember him as a warm and loving person who always told us how much he loved us.

He is survived by many nephews, nieces and great-nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his dear friend Bob Stevenson.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Dorothy Brickell, his only sister Doris (Brickell) Stucky and his wife Marilyn “Tiny” Brickell.

Graveside committal service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Greenwood Cemetery with Pastor Donna Voteau presiding. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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