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Bobby Gene Revels

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Bobby Gene Revels

Bobby Gene Revels, 79, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Salinas, after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 5, 1934, in Chester, S.C.

He served in the United States Navy for four years, seeing the world as a young man.

He retired as a Captain of the Salinas Rural Fire Department in 1989.

"Mr. Bobby" was an old school man's man. If it was broken, he fixed it. If there was a problem, he resolved it. If there was music playing, he danced. He lived a full life and his family takes comfort in knowing this.

In 1982, Bobby became a first time parent, to a 15-year old step-daughter. A true learning experience for all. In 1992, he became a first time grandparent and was truly amazing at it. His granddaughters were the joy of his life and he never failed to do anything he could to advise, guide and love them. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Revels and Leatha Franklin Revels, and five siblings, as well as his beloved aunt and uncle, Hugh and Leona Franklin of Canton, N.C.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, LaLonnie Revels; step-daughter, Sheli Wynne Barrera; two granddaughters, Jodi Marie and Jena Michelle Barrera and Richard Vene Almy III who was like a son to him, all of Salinas; sister-in-law, Adreon Williams Debski and brother-in-law, Bob Debski of Paso Robles.

At his request, private cremation services have already been held.

In lieu of flowers and for any donations in his name, Bobby asked that The Wounded Warrior Project and/or The SVMH Volunteer Services/Palliative Care Program be considered.

Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.

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Published in The Salinas Californian on Feb. 19, 2014
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