James Robert "Bob" Lyne, Jr. passed away on Sunday, the 27th of July 2014 in Houston, at the age of 79. |
Bob was born in Houston and graduated from Lamar High School, where he was a proud Redskin. After graduation, Bob attended the Rice Institute where in 1956 he received his degree in Economics. He went on to realize his childhood dream of becoming an officer in the United States Marine Corps. "Semper Fi."
Bob met and married Marilyn Dashiell Lyne in 1964, and together they had three amazing children. Through his years, Bob navigated the peaks and valleys of life with a resiliency like none other. He survived pancreatic cancer, often claiming that whiskey was the secret cure.
Bob took fashion cues from no one. His signature look was dark blue jeans paired with a dark shirt and black boots. Any attempts to change this look were met with harsh stares and the trashing of clothes that did not fit this mold.
He also had a lifelong love affair with grilled steaks, asparagus, BBQ, salted peanuts, trying to trick his children into eating gizzards, and most importantly, all of the dogs that always surrounded him.
He despised know-it-all Yankees, politicians, telemarketers, long lines, automated checkout machines, and Wal-Mart gift cards.
No man was too rich or too poor to be his friend! After a successful career in banking and other business ventures, he enjoyed spending his days relaxing with all three of his wiener dogs, grilling steaks, and watching Fox News. Bob finally succumbed to the one thing he always jested would do him in - a hospital. He is dearly loved and will truly be missed.
Bob was preceded in death by his loving parents, James Robert Lyne, Sr. and Verna Hensley Lyne. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Lyne Franklin; son, James Robert Lyne, III; and grandson Brandon Lyne; son, David Dashiell Lyne with spouse, Amber Lyne and their children, Gracie and Torsten; and his beloved dogs, Sonja, Rita and Jim Bob; former wife, Marilyn; and lifelong brother-in-law and friend, Albert Dashiell and his wife Randa.
Friends are cordially invited to join the family in sharing remembrances of Bob during a reception to be held from ten o'clock in the morning until noon on Friday, the 1st of August, in the Parlor and Grand Foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston,
At a later date, the family is to gather for a private interment at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that you please send acerbic letters to politicians and/or that memorial contributions in Bob's name be directed the
Published in Houston Chronicle on July 31, 2014