Dr. Robert L. Causey passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of July 14, 2021. He was 93 years old.
Dr. Causey was born in Bowling Green, KY on September 18, 1927. He is survived by his sons, Brad Causey and Barry Causey, his son in law and daughter, Jack and Janelle Waggener, his sister, Judy Roberts, his brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Phyllis Causey, his nephews, Todd Causey, Ken Causey, and Joey Roberts, his niece, Dottie Holland, and grandsons Michael Wennerlund and Alexander Causey. He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Charlotte, Harrison and Henry Wennerlund.
Dr. Causey earned a bachelor’s degree in math from Western Kentucky University, a master’s degree at the University of Kentucky, and a PHD from Stanford University.
He worked for the United States Air Force and Navy, NASA, Remington Rand, TRW, Lockheed- Martin, Bell Labs, and McDonnell/Douglas (now part of Boeing). He wrote the software for the trajectory to the moon for the Apollo space program. He also was a full professor for various colleges and universities, notably, the University of Louisville, the University of Missouri, Bradley University, the University of Memphis, and Mississippi Valley State University.
He was a private pilot first obtaining his license in September of 1945, on his 18th birthday. He learned a love for aviation from his father, Dr. L. K. Causey for whom the Bowling Green Airport is named.
The family has entrusted Cone Funeral Home (1510 Campbell Lane) with arrangements.
A graveside service will be held Monday, July 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Fairview Cemetery.
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