Robert "Bob" Lamar Hert, Jr. died Monday, August 26, 2019. He passed peacefully at his home in Stillwater after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 75 years old. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Stillwater Country Club. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.

Bob was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Lillie Lee Hert and Robert Lamar Hert, Sr. He was raised in Stillwater, where he graduated from Stillwater High School in 1962. From there, he graduated in 1966 from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Economics. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma University in 1969. He returned to his hometown of Stillwater, where he was in private law practice 1969 - 2011. He sat on the bench as Special District Judge of Payne and Logan Counties 2011 - 2019, and 2005 - 2007 was the Contract Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings, Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Bob was a longtime member of the Payne County Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association Professional Responsibility Tribunal. From 1969 - 2003 he served in the United States Army Reserves, rising to rank of Lieutenant Colonel, receiving numerous awards including Army Commendation Medals and Meritorious Service Medals.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; prior wife, Carolyn; son, Rob and his children Luke and Brian, son, Clay and his wife Alyssa; daughter, Carrie, her husband Jeff and their children, Brandt, Hunter and Holden; son, Cody and his children Tristan, Slade and Sawyer; son, Guy, his wife Alejandra, and children, Guy and Adelaide; son, Joe, his wife Jill and their children Jaycie, Josie and Jackson; sister, Martha A. Lyon and her husband, Colonel Don A. Lyon; sister, Mary Lee Hert Draper; and beloved pets Lil, Tank and Pearl.

Bob will be fondly remembered by those close to him as having been a good, honest man. He was a loyal friend, loving husband and father, proud grandpa, caring brother, loyal Cowboys fan who wore orange with pride, a dog's best friend, and he will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace.

In Bob's memory, donations may be sent to OSU Athletics, OSU Foundation, General Athletics 1219 PMB, Stillwater, OK. 74078 or to Stillwater Cancer Center, Attn: Vicki Branstetter, 1201 W. 6th Ave, Stillwater, OK. 74074.
Published on August 28, 2019


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Bo Bush & family
Aug 31, 2019
Our deepest condolences to judge Hert's family!! He will truly be missed.
Rex Hays
Aug 30, 2019
A good man .
Zelda Goodnight
Aug 30, 2019
I’m so sorry for you loss.
Aug 30, 2019
Dawn of Remembrance Basket was purchased for the family of Robert "Bob" Hert Jr..  Send flowers
Sharon Fisher Buckingham
Aug 29, 2019
Like father, like son. Both very special to my family!
Jan (Boggs) Sobotka
Aug 29, 2019
When I was in the first grade at Eugene Field school, Bob and HC Loyd would walk with me to school each day from our houses near the water tower. I still remember those walks and how nice it was to be with them. As I read his obituary, I was impressed to learn about his life and his contributions to Oklahoma. May Peace be with his friends and famiily now.
Martin Kubiak
Aug 29, 2019
Blooming Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Robert "Bob" Hert Jr. by Martin Kubiak.  Send flowers
Jon Ihrig
Aug 28, 2019
I am a better person, personally and professionally, for having had Bob as my friend and associate. He had a special sense of wisdom and counsel which he imparted succinctly and his caring concern for others, especially those close to him, was profound. He did not seek notoriety, but commanded respect and admiration. Prayers and thoughts from Barbara and me to Joan and the Family.