Services: Private family services will be held.
Mr. Robert D. Wetkowski, 77, of Portales, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.
He was born on March 3, 1927, in Dearborn, Mich.
He grew up in Dearborn, where he attended school. He began restoring antique and classic automobiles at an early age and continued his entire life. He lived in California most of his life, where he was known as “Mr. D,” a title that followed him to Portales approximately 12 years ago. He spent the last 12 years of his life working with his companion, Shirley Blevins, restoring and selling antique and classic cars. He attended the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Shirley Blevins of Portales; and close friends including, Buck and June Warren of Clovis and Alvin Dupuy of Odessa, Texas.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.