It is with a mix of sadness and joy that we learn of Bob's passing on to heaven to be with Maxine. We loved them both. I probably shot more than a zillion pigeons with Bob as we practiced for duck and goose season. We hunted more rabbits, pheasants and quail that I could count, Bob was the best wing shot I ever knew.
His knowledge of the natural world was amazing, and his wood carvings really were world class. A set of his goose carvings has sat on my office desk for more than 36 years. I cherish it as I have his friendship.
Of even greater accomplishment was Bob's love of people, and of his Lord Jesus. When we think of Bob we remember all of this, and so much more, including his mother Nellie's cakes, and his wife Maxine's development and supervision of the "Resource Center" at Sterling First Church of the Nazarene.
Of Bob it can truly be said:
"Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His godly ones.
O Lord, surely I am Your servant,
I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid,
You have loosed my bonds" (Psalm 116:15, 16).
Dennis & Sharon Frey