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In Loving Memory

Robert "Bob" Joe Embree

March 30, 1941 – June 24, 2020

Robert J. (Bob) Embree passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at Southeast Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  Bob was born in Clark Missouri where he spent his youth working on the family farm with his eight brothers and sisters.  He graduated from Cairo High School in Cairo, Missouri, in 1959, as the Valedictorian of his class.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army where he was deployed to Germany for three years.  He then began his distinguished career with Texaco working on the pipeline in Missouri before moving to Alvin, Texas in 1970, where he retired forty-nine years later from Texaco/Star Enterprise. 

Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing.  He was heavily involved with the Bay Area Boy Scouts of America for a number of years holding several positions where he ultimately received the Golden Mustang Award and the Silver Beaver Award, which is the highest honor given to a Volunteer in the Boy Scout's local council.  Bob also coached Little League and Alvin Softball teams and held multiple board positions even serving as President of the Alvin Girls Softball Association for several years.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna Embree; his brothers, James, Delbert, Donald and Dwayne Embree; and his sister Mary Smith.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years Lynne; his children Michael Stone, Kristi (Stone) Lenaburg and her husband Cary; Tara (Embree) Hobbs and her husband Kevin; his seven grandchildren Heather, Mandy and Randall Stone; Zac and Tyler Lenaburg; Keller and Rylyn Hobbs; and his four great-grandchildren Brayden Stone, Mason and Hayley Greenlee, and Bailey Settle.  He is also survived by his sisters Ruby Dillon, Betty Hess, Martha Birge and Patricia Kanatzar.

Visitation to be held Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and funeral Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 A.M., both at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood.  Bob will be laid to rest at Oak Park Cemetery in Alvin, Texas.

Condolences may be sent to the Embree family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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11 thoughts on “Robert "Bob" Joe Embree”

  1. Aw What great Memories With My Grandad many Times Hunting and Fishing or Golfing He drinking His Coffee Telling Jokes Or Stories Of His Youth with a Book In Hand Or A Newspaper And The Astros on Television 'a Wholesome Person Who Enjoyed Having Conversations With ' Remember Riding Around in His Truck Or Him saying Zac Dont Talk so Loud 'He Will Be Missed And my Thoughts are With My Family At This Time the Memories Will Last Forever Love You Grandpops Peace

    1. To my dear friend Kristi, her Mom, and the rest of the family you are in my thoughts during your time of loss. If there is anything I can do or you just need to talk, I am just a call away. My deepest condolences.
      — me <3

  2. Bridget Whatley Hight

    What a wonderful man he was. No doubt he will be truly missed by many. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. My sincere condolences to you all.

  3. Jannis Lusby Chitwood

    My Heartfelt thoughts and Prayers to Bobby Jos Family I call him Bobby Jo he was my cousin I remember visiting his family on numerous occaisions always fun Thank you for Your Service Sir

  4. Roslyn Jeffrey Stipe

    Bobby was like a big brother to me. Always picking on me and my sister. Dropping down out of the tree a rolling us in the grass. He and I worked many hours together in the hay field, putting in crops, building fence, working cattle on my grandfathers farm. I remember the day he left to go to the service. He has always remained a friend of my family…he will be missed. 💕
    Roslyn Jeffrey Stipe

  5. Richard Sanford

    To Lynne and Tara I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed our relationship during our softball years as coaches and family friends. Bob was a great coach, friend and the kind of person that kids and parents looked up to and respected. Always fair and standing up for what was right. To use Bob's favorite phrase, "it's time to go back to work and stop burning daylight".

  6. Lynne, Kristi, and Tara, I am truly so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and sending my most sincere condolences. Prayers and much love sent to you all and your families.❤️🙏🏻❤️ God's got you!

  7. Connie Sanford.

    Embree family I am truly sorry for your loss. Mr. Embree gave so much of his time to us a kids during our softball years, and as a parent now I can truly appreciate that more then ever. My deepest sympathies and condolences to your family. May God be with you and comfort you during this time.

  8. Lori and Albert

    Lynne,Mike,Kristi, Tara
    The loss of a loved one is never easy, but know we are with you through your grief. May your memories give you peace and comfort.
    God Bless you all.
    Lori and Albert

  9. Mary Morrison

    Lynne and family
    The Morrison's sincere condolences go out to all of you. Our memories are so mixed with yours from the first days we moved to Alvin. The peace and comfort of the Lord be with you at this time.
    Mary, Paul, Mike, and Chris

    1. Kaci Sohrt Singer

      Tara and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

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