MOUNT VERNON — Robert Pegg Walcutt, 99, of Westerville and Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at First and Main in New Albany.
He was born March 23, 1920, in Franklin County, to Roscoe and Marguerite (Pegg) Walcutt. He graduated from Mifflin High School and attended OSU. His college career was interrupted by WWII, during which Robert served as a radar instructor for the Army Air Corps. He was employed by OSU’s radio station and by Thompson Electronics.
For many years, Robert was employed by North American Rockwell where he served as head of the avionics division. Following his retirement from Rockwell, he pursued a new career at OCA as a forensic fire investigator (electrical expert). Robert was a long-time member of the Church of the Messiah United Methodist Church of Westerville and more recently a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon. He was a 64-plus year member of Blendon Masonic Lodge #339. He enjoyed flying and piloted his own plane into his nineties. He was also an enthusiastic outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his son, Charles (Harriet) Walcutt of Gretna, NE; daughters, Ruth (Charles) Bright of Lancaster, Martha (John) Wildi of Reynoldsburg and Mary (Michael) Sells of Delaware; as well as five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a step-son, Marc (Kathryn) Woodward of Perrysburg.
Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his first wife of fifty-four years, Eileen Coe; his second wife, Marjorie Woodward; his brother, James Walcutt, and his sisters; Margaret Tucker and Elizabeth Raker.
Family and friends may call from 10 – 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Hill Funeral Home, 220 South State St., Westerville, with service immediately following.