Tuesday, December 29, 2015

#362: Cousin Bob 1941-2015

Meet Cousin Bob, who passed away just before Christmas. I was able to extend my trip to attend the memorial service, and though the circumstances were not good, I got to see family members I haven't seen in years, and some I've never met. I wore my new "Joy" socks (see #333) because Cousin Bob would have thought they were fun! 

 Dr. Robert L. Wynne
Dr. Robert L. (“Bob”) Wynne, age 74, beloved husband of Diana Jones Wynne and noted Houston dentist for over forty years, entered into the eternal reward earned for him by his Savior, Jesus Christ on December 18, 2015.   
Bob was born in Galveston, Texas to David and Willa Grace Wynne, reared in West University Place in Houston, and graduated from Lamar High School. After attending the University of Texas where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, he received his D.D.S. degree in 1967. He served as a Captain in the United States Army and then opened his private dental practice in 1969. He soon became dentist of choice for many patients, all of whom he loved and served with excellence. Bob served as President of both the Houston and Texas Academies of General Dentistry, was a Fellow in the American College of Dentistry, was nominated for Dentist of the Year of Texas, and was voted “Super Dentist” for four years by his peers.
As a churchman, Bob served for several years on the Missions Committee of Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church, of which he and Diana were founding members, and participated in multiple foreign mission trips to India, Kazakhstan, and Guatemala where he shared both his faith and his dental services to indigent patients.
Bob loved water sports and was a competitive swimmer in high school and a water polo player in college. His passion for boating, SCUBA diving, and waterskiing continued throughout his retirement years at his home on Lake Travis and in Cozumel, Mexico.  Bob and Diana literally travelled the world together, and he was content that he had been everywhere in the world he wanted to go.  
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by Diana, their sons, Brendon Wynne and Cameron Wynne (Dorothy), and their children, Nicole and Mason. He is also survived by his brother, Kenneth R. Wynne (Gay), niece and nephews and their spouses, Gracia Wynne Duncan, M.D. (Robert), K. Reed Wynne, Jr., David E. Wynne (Sarah), Rev. Dr. Robert Carlton Wynne (Linley), and Nathan M. Wynne, and their children, Trip, Jody, Wynne, Lawson, Anna Cate, Ross, Robert, Connor, and Anderson.  He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Don Jones (Bettye), their children, Angela (Jamie) and Bobby (Franny), and grandchildren, Pate, Allison, Ellie, and Paige.
Memorial services will be held at Spicewood Baptist Church in Spicewood, Texas on Monday, December 28 at 1:00, and at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church, located at 8300 Katy Freeway in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, December 30 at 1:00.  Both services will be times of rejoicing.  As Bob said to Diana in a letter he left for her, “It’s been fun.”

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