Robert Charles Oplinger of Golden Valley died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. He was born in Valparaiso, Ind., in 1956 and graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1975. He served two years in the Marine Corps Reserves. He moved to Arizona in 2005 with his beautiful wife, Naomi.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Thelma and Charles Oplinger and Joseph and Mildred Silhavy of Valparaiso. Along with his wife, he is also survived by parents, Bob and Rose Oplinger of Phoenix; sons, Robert Oplinger of Phoenix and Michael Oplinger of Whittier, Calif.; sister, Teresa Simmons (Marty) of Scottsdale and their children, Andy and Elizabeth; stepchildren, Jeanette Holcomb (Heidi) of Hesperia, Calif., Chris Eaton (Carla) of Tulsa, Okla., and Danny Eaton (Amanda) of Northeast, Pa.; and five grandchildren.
A private memorial service was held at the home of Teresa and Marty Simmons. Rob loved life, family, and NASCAR - crank it up!