Super Plotts student cartoon from Mt. Tabor Middle School Robert Rezeau Plotts
January 24,1940 — January 5, 2014
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Bobby Plotts

"Mr. Nelson, the principal, never did figure out the power Bob had over me and how he could teach this incorrigible monster of a kid"

-- Miles Andrist


>> Click HERE to Read the Miles Andrist story about Bob Plotts

>> Click HERE to post a memory at Finley-Sunset  Cemetery Website

>> Click HERE for The Oregonian Obituary

>> Click HERE for Vintage Drift Article

>> Click HERE for ICSCC Article

>> Click HERE for a printable pdf file of Bob's Obituary

>> Click HERE for the "Super Plotts" Student Cartoon

Celebrations of Life for Bob Plotts, 73, a Portland Public School District industrial arts teacher for more than 32 years and sports car enthusiast, have been held in Spokane, Wash., and Beaverton, Ore.  More than 270 persons attended the events.

Bob's height wasn't always a disadvantage
Interment was at Finley-Sunset Cemetery in Portland.

Bob passed away Jan. 5, 2014 at The Hospice House in Spokane after a battle with cancer and diabetes. 

He had been spending the holidays with family in Northern Idaho.

Roseanne, his wife of 47 years, and family members, were at his bedside when he died.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Bob�s name to the charity of your choice.
Steve Newby and Bob Plotts
Stephen Newby and Bob Plotts racing MG Midget
A longtime Beaverton resident, Bob will be remembered for his love of family, his passion for automobile racing, his knack for storytelling, and his tremendous sense of humor.

He was active in vintage car racing. He had a keen interest in nearly all forms of transportation from railroading to airplanes to motor cars.

But his focus was sports cars, particularly Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprites, Corvairs, and Porsches.

He was a member the Cascade Sports Car Club, and the Oregon chapter of Sports Car Club of America, and other car clubs.
 Bob was born in Spokane on Jan. 24, 1940 to Rezeau and Merle Plotts and was raised on a wheat and cattle ranch near Edwall.

Bob with students
He began a 32-year teaching career in the Portland Public School District in 1967.

Bob taught middle and high school classes at a number of schools including Beach School, PeninsulaGrade School, Mount Tabor Middle School, Ockley Green School, Adams High School and Benson Polytechnic High School.
He received his education degree from Eastern Washington University. During his college days he worked on Eastern Washington farms, Jensen-Byrd, and operated the automated parking garage in downtown Spokane. An outstanding vocalist, he was a member of the EWU ROTC Chorale and had a major role in the school musical �Brigadoon�. He was
a much sought after vocalist for weddings in the area.

Survivors include his wife Roseanne, at the home and brother Tom Plotts of Clarkston, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob and Brother Tom

Bob Plotts and Ben Hoffman, Portland Raceway

Bob Plotts and Ben Hockman on the track of Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Larry.

More than 110 persons attended a celebration of his life on Jan. 12 at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Mirabeau Point Park, Spokane Valley.  More than 160 persons attended a celebration of his life on March 10, 2014 at the Beaverton, Ore., Elks Lodge.

Sharing stories about Bob were his brother, Tom Plotts (also
known as Tommy Tucker on KRLC radio), cousin and Spokane auto restorer Bryce Scott, cousin Dennie Byram, Nissan dealer Paul Jaremko, former student Miles Andrist, car colleague Steve True, brother-in-law Larry Ganders and others.

Bob Plotts, Photo by Sue Rohrback Bob, Roseanne, and Larry Plotts, 2004
Right Above, Bob with wife Roseanne and son Larry Plotts in 2004.

Bob Plotts Slide Presentation
 Presented At The Spokane Celebration of Life
January 12, 2014
Revised for the Portland Celebration of Life
March 9, 2014

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One of Bob's Bug-Eye Sprites, 2013 xBob and His Speedster
2026 Lionel Prairie, Circa 1950
Bob's 2026 Lionel "Prairie" Steamer

Bob's Passions:

Trains, Planes & Automobiles

Top, Bob's Bug-eye Sprite and Porsche Speedester
Below, Bob's "Mystere" race car at a Spokane car show and Car 64.
Bottom, Bob in the "Spruce Goose"

Click HERE to read
about Bob's model train
Bob Plotts Model Train
Bob's childhood Lionel New York Central diesel.
Car 64

Two Plotts
Bob shown with  a "Plott Hound" breed of dog in Northern Idaho

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Updated March 13, 2013