ert Wayne Childers, a Powell Butte resident, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at St. Charles Medical Center — Redmond. He was 53 years of age.
   A funeral service will be held at Prineville Funeral Home Heritage Chapel, on Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Juniper Haven Cemetery. Officiate Patsy Owens.
   Robert was born in El Centro, Calif. on Feb. 28, 1959 to Robert L. and Lucy (Wise) Childers. He attended and graduated from El Centro Union High School in 1977. He married Brenda K. Broughton in Prineville on Dec. 6, 1997.
   Robert worked in construction, as a real estate developer, and as a general contractor in Southern California. After moving to Oregon in 1993, he was the President of Central Cascades Corp. and later the President and Co-Owner of Tri-Country Builders.
   Robert enjoyed ocean fishing in Cabo San Lucas and East Cape Mexico as well as hunting as far away as Spain. Robert became a born-again Christian in 1997. He loved the Lord Jesus.
   Robert is survived by his parents Robert L. Childers (Carol) of Powell Butte and Lucy Faye Childers of El Centro, Calif.; wife Brenda of Powell Butte; son Robert Chad Childers of Escondido, Calif.; daughter Summer Faye Gonzales (Billy) of North Carolina; brother David Childers; sister Peggy Garber (Jeff) of Imperial, Calif.; niece and nephew Faye and Max Garber of Imperial, Calif. and grandchildren Isaac and Isabella Gonzales of North Carolina.
   He was preceded in death by his grandparents, uncles, and aunts.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or to the family directly.
   Arrangements are in the care of Prineville Funeral Home.
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