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Robert J. "Bob" Lavender


1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Robert J. "Bob" Lavender Obituary
Robert J. "Bob" Lavender, 87, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014. Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at The Meeting Place at Ash Creek Baptist Church, 301 S. Stewart, Azle. Interment: New Hope Cemetery, 782 New Hope Road, Boyd. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White's Azle Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ash Creek Baptist Church, 301 S. Stewart St., Azle, Texas 76020. Bob was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Fort Worth to Leo Lester and Pearl Beasley Lavender. He graduated from North Side High School and graduated from Texas A&M in 1953. He married the love of his life, Emma Lee Dunkin, on Sept. 5, 1947; she preceded him in death Nov. 14, 2013. Bob honorably served his country in the United States Army in World War II. He was a Mason, a member of the Breakfast Optimist Club in Fort Worth and a member of the Society of Professional Engineers. Bob was a faithful member and deacon of Ash Creek Baptist Church in Azle. He was also preceded in death by his parents and sister, Leota Garrison. Survivors: Son, Mike Lavender and wife, Ellen, of North Richland Hills; daughter, Betsy Mulder and husband, Alan, of Willow City; son, Craig Lavender and wife, Nancy, of Azle; grandchildren, Micah Lavender, Melissa Lotspeich, Chris Mulder, Brandon Lavender and Lindsay Gray; nine great-grandchildren; and other loving family and friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on June 21, 2014
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