Robert P. (Bob) Bales went to his heavenly home on November 15, 2022, to join wife Frankie, who passed on October 22, 2022. They were married almost 49 years.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Bob was born October 16, 1950, in Carnegie, OK to Evert and Flossie (Morgan) Bales. He was the youngest and siblings were David Bales (wife Johnnie) and Karen Crenshaw (husband Bill).
Family moved to Friona in 1952 and enjoyed farm life and made lots of friends, especially the Carthel family. In 1962, they moved to Aiken and more farm life. After a short time in Aiken, they moved to Plainview and just a couple of years in Plainview the family moved to Texhoma, OK to the Carthel farms and he spent sixth through 12th grade there. He made so many great memories there and lifelong friends.
Bob was saved as a child in 1963 at Seth Ward Baptist Church in Plainview, TX.
In 1972, he moved to Amarillo and after a short time he met Frankie, and they married on December 28, 1973. Bob spent most of his adult life being a trucker and loved that way of life. Some of his jobs were with Iowa Beef Packers and others.
Bob loved gardening, planting trees, and watching them flourish. He shared the fruits with family, neighbors, and friends.
He and Frankie had fun painting on saws and canvas. They also always seemed to have chickens and pets. They stayed busy in retirement years.
He also was preceded in death by his dad, Evert, in 1995; his mom, Flossie, in 2005; and by a niece, Tammy Holloway.
Other survivors include nephew and wife, Glen and Roben Crenshaw, niece and husband, Paula and Roger Odegaard, nephew, Leon Holloway, niece and husband, Lynne and Jimmy Stockett, niece and husband Laura and Jaime Pagan, nephew and wife Justin and Julia Bales; 17 grand-nephews and nieces; 5 great-nephews and nieces; and 2 great-great-nephews; and many very sweet cousins, neighbors, and other friends; and of course, his very special dog, Missy.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials made to your favorite charity.