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December 04, 2016

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July 11, 2016
Bobby was and will always be my wonderful precious brother. I will always treasure the times we shared growing up and as adults. He was my "Big Brother" and I was so proud that he served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer E-7.
He loved his country and our God. I will forever treasure our wonderful Bible studies, as well as long conversations about family, friends and world situations. My children loved their 'Uncle Bobby' and my husband admired Bobby's military service.
It hurts to know I cannot see him or talk with him, but I take refuge and courage in the fact that I will see him again in heaven because he was a born again believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, from whom our hope comes.
So this I say to my wonderful brother, " I will never say goodbye, but I will see you later, in heaven in the Light of our Loving father God." Bobby, I love you.-Your Sister, Vicki
July 11, 2016
My brother, Bobby, was a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, and a wonderful man. He joined the Navy when I was two years old, and I grew up looking forward to the times when he would come home on leave, pick me up, and swing me around in the air, saying that he was flying me in an airplane.
As the years passed, the airplane game stopped, and was replaced by interesting stories of his experiences in other countries. He loved playing the guitar and learned a lot of evocative musical compositions while spending time in the Mediterranean Sea.
Bobby was also in the Cuban Missile Crisis, a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1962, over the presence of missile sites in Cuba. It was one of the hottest periods of the cold war, and I remember as a young girl watching tv news footage of American ships and thinking, "My brother is out there, please God, keep him safe." During that time, I remember my mother walking the floor and praying for the crisis to end peacefully. When it did, we were all greatly relieved.
Bobby was a strong believer in Jesus and had a heart for the poor and downtrodden. He secretly kept a little cash in his car so that he could help the homeless, and he did not gossip or harshly judge others.
Bobby, I will miss you, but I know you are in a wonderful place where there is no more suffering, no more darkness, and no more tears. I look forward to seeing you again someday, and hearing you play a heavenly composition on a golden guitar! Give everyone there my love!
Your sister,
Patti :)
July 10, 2016
I am not sure that there are adequate words to convey my feelings on the passing of my Uncle Bob. It is so hard to say goodbye to someone that you love and respect. I suppose all that I can do is say a few words about the man that I knew. Bob was truly one of the most interesting people I have ever had the honor of knowing in my life. He was highly intelligent, a world traveler, an American patriot, a brilliant guitar picker, and one of the most rational and Godly men anyone could hope to meet. He will always be framed in my mind musically. As a teenager, I would watch him intently while he played the guitar hoping to steal a lick or two from his talents and replicate them for myself. Though I tried, I was never as good as he was. But that was okay to me...some things are best left to the masters. I will miss hearing his stories of sailing the high seas in the Navy and his unwavering faith in his savior, Jesus Christ. Though his passing hurts my heart, I know that he is happy now in the arms of Jesus. As he always used to say to me when we parted, I'll see you later, partner.
July 8, 2016
Bobby and I were close friends during our teenage years. We went our seperate ways as our sense of duty called us to duty in different branches of military service. During the many years since that time, I often thought of him and our good times together. I love Bobby and have many precious memories of time spent with his family.
I am praying that God will give the family the grace and peace sufficient for this time.
Bobby I love you and will be with you soon.L
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