James Robert Bob Lile LUBBOCK - James Robert Bob Lile, 83, of Lubbock passed away on Feb. 27, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center. He was born on May 23, 1930 in Shamrock in Wheeler County, Texas to Glenn McKinley Lile and Jewel Mason Lile. He graduated from Shamrock High School in 1948 and from Texas Tech University in May 1952. He was a veteran of the Korean War, proudly serving the US Army with the 555th Field Artillery Battalion (FAB), 5th Regimental Combat Team - better known as the Triple Nickel. He served in Korea for 13 months. He was honorably discharged in September 1954 with the rank of sergeant. On June 9, 1956, he married the love of his life, Shelah Gayle Stephens, at First United Methodist Church in Shamrock, Texas. They are the parents of Shannan Elayne Lile and Kathleen Shavonne Lile Fogg. They have one grandson, Stephens Lile Fogg. Bob spent 46 years in the ready-mix concrete business where he was a partner and vice president in Lubbock Building Products. He served as the 1993-1994 State Chairman of the Board of the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association; was a Paul Harris Fellow recipient of Southwest Rotary Club; and was an active member of First United Methodist Church Lubbock since 1958, where he served in various roles of leadership. Bob was a member of the Rafters Sunday school class and the Thursday morning prayer breakfast group. He was preceded in death by his parents and by two sisters, Iris Lee Batson and Theresa Glenn Lile. He is survived by his wife, Shelah; his daughter, Shannan Lile of Arlington, Texas; his daughter, Shavonne Lile Fogg and her husband John Fogg of The Woodlands, Texas; and his grandson, Stephens Lile Fogg, also of The Woodlands, Texas. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway, Lubbock at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 3rd. Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church Everliving Church Trust. Bob will be interred at Shamrock Cemetery. Bob is remembered by his family and friends for his warmth, integrity and his love for his family. The family would like to thank Bob's nurse Terri Rickman from Accolade Home Health for her care, as well as the staff of the Palliative Care Program at Covenant Medical Center.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2014