Robert D “Bob” O’Rear, 83, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale.

No services are planned. His body will be cremated.

Mr. O’Rear was born Feb. 21, 1929, in Oakland, California, to Edward and Gladys (May) O’Rear.

He was a tax and payroll accountant.

He married Nizhni Bryant on August 24, 1972.

They lived in Rockdale since 1993 and were formerly of Hill Top Lakes.

Mr. O’Rear was preceded in death by his parents; a twin brother, Richard O’Rear; and a stepson, Danny Hatcher.

Survivors are his wife, Niddy O’Rear of Rockdale; a daughter, Christine O’Rear of California; a son, Edward Chamberlain of California; two stepsons, Claude “Buddy” Hatcher and wife Kathy, Robert “Bobby” Hatcher, all of Rockdale; and a brother, William O’Rear of California; also, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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