September 3, 1937 ~ December 29, 2020 (age 83)
Bobby Jean Koonce, 83 of Stephenville went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 29th 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife Nina on the same day 3 years prior. He was laid to rest on December 30, 2020 at Desdemona Cemetery.
He was born in Gorman, Texas on September 3, 1937 and grew up in Desdemona. He met and married Nina Sue Frasier of Gorman on March 17, 1956. They were blessed to have spent 61 years together.
Bob was drafted into the United States Army and proudly and honorably served in the HQ Tp 2nd Recon Squadron 8th Calvary in Field Communications at Ft Lewis, Washington. It was there that his first child, Carla was born. He was a patriot and loved his country very much. He taught his girls to be grateful to live where we are a free people.
They moved to Ft. Worth and then Abilene where his second daughter, Patty was born.
The next several years the family resided in Clyde, where they were happy and had many friends. Bob served as deacon at the First Baptist Church and was involved in community activities.
Bob was a sales representative for French’s Mustard and Brach’s Candy. He and Nina spent the rest of their years in Stephenville where they owned Stephenville Sports World before retiring. They were members of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a 50 year Mason where he was involved in serving the cities where he lived.
Among the greatest attributes of Bob were his love for his God, Family and Country. He will be missed by his family and many friends. Watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports brought him so much joy. He was always their biggest fan.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Coy and Addie Lorene Koonce of Desdemona, and his wife, Nina.
Bob leaves behind his daughters, Carla Koonce of Arlington, Patty Nibblet and husband Richard of Comanche, grandchildren whom he dearly loved, Clay Golden, Leslie DeLeTorre and husband Johnny, Cass Griffin and wife Sabrina all of DeLeon. Great grandchildren are Kylea, Brayden, McKenzie, Rylynn and Cash.
Due to several illnesses in the family, a Celebration of the Life of Bob will be planned at a date to be announced.
The Family Requests Memorial Gifts be made to :
The Texas Baptist Men
Dallas, TX 75227
It is not the direction of the wind, but the set of our sails that determines which way we will go…….
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on February 10, at the First Baptist Church of De Leon.