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Robert Joseph Pirtle: 1935-2010

Robert Joseph Pirtle, 74, of Clarkdale died January 22. He was born June 2, 1935 in Prescott, the son of Noble Leroy Pirtle and Lenola Mary Rose Evans Pirtle.

He graduated from Lincoln Elementary School, St. Joseph's Academy, Prescott Junior High School and Prescott High School.

Mr. Pirtle served his country in the Navy as a Gunner's Mate Seaman during the Korean War where he received decorations as an expert rifleman and for good conduct.

He worked in the Bagdad Copper Mine for 34 years. While in Bagdad, he served as cubmaster and scoutmaster for two years and as Little League President for two years. He enjoyed collecting quail figures and belt buckles. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood.

He leaves his wife Billie Pirtle; sons Robert Pirtle, Jr.(Lena) of Douglas, Wyoming and William Pirtle (Natalie) of Spring Creek, Nevada; daughter Pamela Pirtle of Spring Creek, Nevada; Jim Pirtle (Tammy) of Spring Creek, Nevada; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, January 27 in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10 AM.

An online guestbook is available at

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