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“Rest In Peace Bobby! ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Vickue Stewart - Allen - Friend

“Lucky and I remember Bobby from Cornerstone Baptist Church. We loved watching him play the drums during the worship service and the big hugs he gave...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Lisa Turner - Kaufman, TX

“I'm one of Bobby's donut shop friends. He'll always be in my thoughts. Sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Rick Jackson - Houston, TX

“I won't be there with all of you for Bobby and Jason's homegoing but know that you all are in our hearts forever and always. My beautiful memories...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Wright - Sachse, TX

5 of 9 | Posted by: Diann Mathews - Plano, TX

“I love me some Bobby G.. What a mountain of a man. Almost every time I talked to Bobby he always prayed for me. What a blessing he was to me . I...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kenneth HENDERSON - Rowlett, TX

“Dear Sweet Debbie and Bobby. We are so sorry for your loss. I know your faith will carry you through. So many memories over the years. We love...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: cathy Humphreys - Allen, TX

“Bobby lived next door to us for a while.In the shot time we knew him he was always joking and telling funny story of his various daily experiences.we...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bill and Debbie Wright

“Life is often difficult! I want you to know that I am here always to listen and to comfort or just take a walk. Life can seem so unfair at times,...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Annie Williams - Wylie, TX

Mister Bobby", "Coach Gaddis", "Friend", "Buddy" and to me "Honey Bunny". For those who knew him, he was the life of the party, the smile that could be seen from afar, the beast on the field but the teddy bear in person. He was a big guy with a bigger heart that generated "the smile" that everyone remembered. He was quick and agile for his size; he took control of the dance floor and he never turned down a challenge for who had the best moves. Bobby loved music; Gospel and country but Motown was his favorite with Al Green at the top of the list. He would sit out on the porch with his "jam box" cranked up and sing as if he were on stage. Before long, he would get up and start dancing along the porch to the electric slide or just some random moves he made up but then his "bad knees" would guide him back to his chair where he would begin "drumming" on the arm of the chair and wave at anyone driving by.

Probably one of his favorite things to do was to go to the donut shop in town and sit with the "guys". He would greet all the customers with that huge smile and an encouraging greeting to have a blessed day. People have shared how they looked forward to seeing Bobby's smiling face as much as they did the coffee and donuts.

Bobby went from a mild-mannered easy-going guy to beast mode when it came to his daughter MaLeigha and granddaughter Jordan. These two were his little princesses' and he would have risked life and limb to protect them. MaLeigha was his "Baby Girl" and Jordan was his "Darling". He spent allot of time trying to show them what to look for in a man and would tell them, "Anyone that thinks they can date my girls will have to climb over the King James Bible, Smith & Wesson and then come through me"! And he never wavered from that stance. He told them he would be the first to date any guy that wanted to date one of them. This was one time when daddy/Grampsie wasn't joking. The girls would just laugh, and he would say, "You think I'm playing but I'm as serious as a heart attack".

Bobby loved playing sports and especially golf. He was so proud of all 5 of his grandsons who are outstanding athletes. He would always tell them that winning is awesome but it's how you play the game; "Play with heart and leave it all on the field" he would tell them. He loved keeping his yard up and he took great pride in keeping his vehicles clean which was not so easy out in the West Texas sandstorms. Bobby loved his Dallas Cowboys and his OU Sooners. He would sit and watch the game and would yell as if he were there coaching or refereeing. Bobby spent many years coaching and refereeing young people in Allen TX. It was so much a part of him someone gave him a yellow flag to have while watching games on TV so he could continue to be the "ref".
It was not just his smile or his loud boisterous laugh that was infectious, but it was his heart and love for people. Bobby never met a stranger. Everywhere he went he smiled and greeted people with a loud, "how are you today". People responded to his warmth and his genuine personality. He had a lovingly mischievous side too. He loved to say little things to get a reaction or get you a little frustrated and then he would bust out with that laugh and say "Aww, you know I love you". Bobby also had a few competitive bones in his body. If he was playing, he wanted to win and sometimes he might have to stack the "deck" in his favor a little. His grandkids learned quickly to watch Grampsie because while saying they were cheating; he might be distracting them just enough to get a look at his cards. They would call him out in a minute and sure enough, he would throw his head back, put that big smile on and say, "Would I do that"?? All of them in unison would say, "yes you would".

Over the years Bobby's knees started bothering him and it limited him to what physical activity he could do. Often, he would tell us about his aches and pains and when we would start teasing him, he would say, "Just keep Living". It became a saying through our family as Gramps would start talking all the kids would say, "We know, we know…Just keep living".

While Bobby was full of life to all who knew him, there was a place in his heart that was empty. No one would have known it by being around him and he was not aware of it for many years. As "happy go lucky" as Bobby was, he came to realize this life was not all there was. He learned of the one true God who loved the world so much that He sent His only Son to become a sacrifice for the sins of mankind. Bobby always thought of himself as a good man and thought that would get him to Heaven but then he heard the gospel and realized he was a sinner in need of a Savior and without Christ he was destined to spend eternity in hell. Bobby never got over the message of God's amazing grace and unmerited love, so he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ and he never looked back. He would tell anyone that would listen about how Christ had given him a heart transplant and had washed him clean with the blood of Calvary. Bobby was bold and proud of the message he proclaimed about the day he went from rags to riches, from sinner to saint, from death to life.