Going Strong

High School

Home Town Sweethearts

Bob Dimmitt
8228 Glen Echo Dr
St Louis, Missouri 63121-4552

Another pic
Family perhaps later


After graduation, I joined the Air Force and took my basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. I trained basics for 18 months and then went to jet school. I was stationed at Pine Castle Air Force Base in Orlando, FL where I was a crew chief on a B-47. After four years of service I returned to Goodland where I renewed acquaintances and met Beverly Taylor. We had our first date in early October of 1954 and were married December 31 of that year. We moved to Atlanta where I was employed by Lockheed Aircraft modifying B-47s as a flight line supervisor.

In 1958 I was employed as manager of customer services By Lake Central Airlines in Kalamazoo, MI, Canton, OH and St. Louis, MO. After several mergers and name changes, I retired from US Airways in St. Louis in 1989. After retirement, I decided to try politics for a while. I was elected to the Board of Trustees and was appointed as Chairman (Mayor) of Bel-nor a suburb of St. Louis where we now reside. I held this position for 10 years.

One of my hobbies was playing golf and while working for the airlines, I had the opportunity to represent my airline in four annual world wide airline golf tournaments which were held in Palm Springs, CA; Melbourne Australia; San Juan Puerto Rico and finally at Turnberry in Scotland. My other hobbies are woodworking and traveling in our motor home. After retirement, we spent winters in TX for 12 years and the past 5 years in AZ.

We have three sons: Reed, a pediatric physician in Birmingham, AL. ; Steve, retired VP of Yellow Pages for AT&T in Chicago and David, a practising attorney in St. Louis. We also have 8 grandchildren, six girls and two boys. (no great grandchildren as yet) we enjoy very much the school reunions and look forward to them when they occur.