Robert Bobby Reyes, 57, of Abilene, died Saturday, May 10, 2008 at a local hospital.
A wake service with a rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 12 at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel with Rufus and Connie Palacios officiating, 5750 Hwy 277 South; a visitation will follow until 8:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13 at St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church, 2525 Westview, Abilene, with Father Michael Rodriquez and Pastor Sam Segundo officiating; interment will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Bobby was born on September 1, 1950 in Sweetwater, TX to Frank and Lydia Reyes. He graduated from Sweetwater High School and then he attended Texas Tech University where he received a bachelors degree in accounting with a minor in engineering. Bobby loved to hunt, and was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Mavericks. He married Leticia Garza on July 7, 2007 in Abilene.
He is survived by his wife Leticia Reyes of Abilene; daughter, Erica Reyes of Grand Prairie; father, Frank Reyes of Sweetwater; brother, Ray Reyes and wife, Yolanda of Sweetwater; sister Cynthia Jones and husband, Jerry of Duncanville; stepchildren, Lee Hernandez and wife, Ellese and Prisma Hernandez and husband Byron Blake; grandchildren, Selene Reyes, Sierra and Donovan Martinez, Nathanial, Nevaeh and Nathalia Hernandez; and many other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Lydia Reyes.
Serving as pallbearers will be Roman, Richard and Gabriel Reyes, Byron Blake, Lee and Sergio Hernandez, Jr.
I would like to say thank you to all that have prayed for us. I appreciate it very much. I am writing this two years after his passing and it seems like it was just today. We miss him very much and think about him daily. He is always present with us in everything we do. His real family including myself, Diana, Sierra, Selene, Donovan, Frank, Ray, and Cynthia, we love you Dad.
Erica Reyes, AL
Erica, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He will be missed, and you will be in our prayers. Keep in touch. 8172448218.. Your friend, Sandy Family
Sandy Vasquez TorresFort Worth, TX
Dear Reyes family,
I am saddened to hear the news about Bobbys passing on Saturday...especially during this time when his Class of 68 is preparing for our 40th reunion in September...we know that he will not be with us here however, we know he will be with us in spirit. We know thru our faith that we will all be reunited one day for the greatest reunion of all...in heaven with our Father We celebrate his new life now filled with joy and no more sorrow...you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time...he will be missed.
Marilyn KussKeller, TX
I was very saddened to learn of Roberts passing. He was my classmate at Sweetwater High Class of 1968. May he rest in peace with our heavenly Father. You will not be forgotten Robert.
Pamela Linn Murray
Pamela Linn MurrayNew Braunfels, TX
Erica Im so sorry to hear about your dad i know how it is to lose someone so close to you, You and the kids will be in my prayers always.
Leticia Morales KidsSweetwater, TX, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Reyes family,
May God Bless you all.
Kale Gomez RubyArlington, TX
Cynthia, Rey, and Frank, we were so sorry to hear about Bobby. He will be missed by all. We will keep you all in our prayers. Our regards to the rest of the fmily.
Jessie Ramona DeLoeraSweetwater, TX
We are sorry about the death of Bobby. Cynthia, you and
your family are in our prayers.
Johnny Lupe Villa PenaSweetwater, TX
My Condolence to the family
Steven Alcala Jr.Sweetwater/Afghanistan, TX
We are sorry to hear of Bobbys passinghe will be missed. God Bless
Shawn D. Davis FamilySweetwater, TX
Our hearts and prayers are with you. We will continue to pray for you and at the same time celebrate the wonderful union you two shared. Gods blessings be with you.
Joe and Gigi RichardsonValley Ranch, TX
Erica We are sad to hear about the death of your father. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Lisa Rene OrtegaAbilene/Sweetwater, TX
Condolence to the family. He will be missed.
Glenn Betty Wortham, Pat Laverne FoySweetwater, TX