Robert Oliver Reagan III was born January 3, 1981, in Hayward, California, to Robert Jr. and Patricia Reagan. Robert III was the second of four children and the eldest boy. The family moved to Oakhurst, California, when Robert III was five, and he attended school in the Oakhurst area all the way through high school.
Growing up, Robert was an outgoing child. At age nine he rebuilt his first motor, and from that point on he became very knowledgeable in all things mechanical, always fixing something, be it his own vehicle or someone else’s. His first job was at the local Chevron gas station when he was just 12 years old. Throughout his life he was a mechanic, a car salesman, a truck driver, and a heavy equipment operator.
In May 2004, Robert met Morgan; they were instantly drawn to each other. At the time, Robert was a long-haul truck driver and knew that there was no way they could build a true relationship without spending time together, so he had Morgan pack her bags and go with him. In October 2004, the two purchased their first semi-truck and began R&R Transport. Robert began operating equipment on fires in 2008 alongside many of his friends, something he did when he could take the time off from driving trucks. Robert’s dream was to own three trucks and a large piece of land. So after reaching the truck goal, he and Morgan purchased their home on 40 acres in September 2010. On August 11, 2011, the couple welcomed their first daughter, Aubrey, followed by their second daughter, Colbie, on September 11, 2014. Robert was an amazing father who loved his girls more than anything. He did everything in his power to provide them and Morgan with the best life possible.
On the day of his death, July 26, 2016, Robert was just coming on shift to cut fire lines on the Sobranes Fire in Big Sur, California, when the ground gave way under his bulldozer, causing the dozer to slide and eventually roll. Due to unknown circumstances Robert landed outside of the dozer, resulting in his death. Robert died doing what he loved, playing with big toys and trying his best to help others. Robert impacted many lives throughout his life and even more through his death.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert Jr. Robert is forever loved by his wife, Morgan; daughters, Aubrey and Colbie; mother, Patricia; sister and brother-in-law, Hannah and Bonner Cunnings; sister and brother-in-law, Naomi and Randy Boggs; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Cynthia Reagan; Morgan’s family; 16 nieces and nephews; and countless friends who he considered family.