Bysom, Bob Willard

January 13, 1933 - October 17, 2017

Bob W. Bysom passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017 in Dallas Texas at the age of 84. He was born in Denver, Colorado which he loved and considered his home. He had many fond memories of fishing, hunting and camping in the mountains when he was young. His life was full of adventures including service in the Navy SeaBees (Construction Battalion) where he participated in the construction of the piers in the Philippines. He also flew airplanes, supervised the construction of airports, missile silos, theaters, hospitals, stadiums and high rises, competed in pistol target shooting (winning many trophies) and riding his beloved motorcycles. He loved helping friends and relatives with various home improvement projects.

He resided in Denver throughout his life, except when work took him to other places for a year or two (Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Washington, New Mexico, Idaho & Florida). He definitely had a wanderlust and enjoyed experiencing new places. In retirement, he resided in Arizona during the winter months. He continued to enjoy his passion for motorcycles well into his 70’s. He lived life large and did things his way. In 2011 he had a motorcycle accident which necessitated his move to Dallas Texas to be with his daughter and son in-law. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Lucille.

He is survived by his daughter Terry and her husband Mark, his sister Beverly King & her husband Tommy, nieces and nephews Lisa King, Chris King, Tony King & his wife Vicki and their two daughters (Alex and Sam), and Lynette King & her husband Don.

A private burial service will be held at Ft. Logan Cemetery.

A celebration of life gathering will be held on Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at 12:30 pm at the Wheatridge Recreation Center located at 4005 Kipling Street. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

11 replies on “Bysom, Bob Willard”

Marta carias says:

Terry I gonna miss the beautiful welcoming smile he always has for me.
But I’m happy he’s resting and praying for us. We had a deal with Bob And I’m sure he’s already working on it. All I can say is that we still here and to honor your dad I will be a better person and show what I learn from him.
Be strong on my Faith to the end
And smile even if I don’t want to.
Life is short even when it looks long.
I love you mister Bob see you there!!!!⚘⚘⚘⚘
Terry thanks for been a wonderful dauther. God give you always his love amen

Betty Oliver says:

I had the privilege of knowing Bob for the last 2 years. In his last residence, he assisted the musical entertainment by playing “drums”. He was always fun to visit.

His daughter Terry took wonderful care of him and was so attentive to his every need. Her husband Mark was the best son-law. Bob and Mark had many boys outings especially to the barber shop.

Bob will be missed by all.

Mahnaz Sadre says:

Dear Terry,
It is with sorrow that Mo and I express our deepest sympathies in the loss of your beloved father. He was a hard working and fun loving man who lived life to the fullest. I believe that we are of this universe and exist in it in one form or another over time and space. May his grand memories give you comfort until the inevitable eternal reunion. May he Rest In Peace while waiting. With love and empathy,
Mahnaz and Mo

Rita Gibbs says:

I didn’t know Bob, but I knew about him through his daughter Terry. Looks like he lived a very interesting and adventurous life. Rest In Peace.

Mahnaz says:

Dear terry and Mark,
It is with sorrow that Mo and I express our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved father. We are all of the universe and continue to exist in it in some form over time and space. He was a hard working and fun loving man who lived a good life. May you find comfort in his memories until the inevitable eternal reunion. May he Rest In Peace while he is waiting.
With love and empathy,

Mahnaz and Mo (M&M)

Kathy and Gene says:

Kathy and I were not blessed to meet this fine man, but we are truly blessed by Terry, the apple that fell under the canopy of his tree. Deepest sympathy in your loss of a life well lived.

Rey Wanamaker says:

Bob was such a good guy. So patriotic, that he had his big toenails painted with the American flag when he got a pedicure. I Laughed so hard

In Yuma, every Tuesday he’d go motorcycle riding with friends in the desert. He took a fall once and earned a nickname, Cactus Bob! He fell into a nasty cactus ending up with needles in his bottom and side. Very painful but he put up with a lot of jokes about it .

Bob loved to help others whenever he could. He built our utility shed and sneaked in the plumbing and electrical. Very nice. Then he built our house! I learned so much from him. A great experience.

Thanks, Bob, for all the memories! Your friend, Rey

Christy Schultheis says:

I feel lucky to have known Bob. I worked with Bob in 1997 strategizing a stabilization and repair scheme when our cathedral was struck by lightning. Bob always inspired me. I was energized and strengthened by his wisdom and straight talk. I will miss him and cherish those memories. Christy Schultheis

Ted Turechek says:

Bob and I had experiences together in the roofing business, playing in a band called ” The Turks”, riding motorcycles, and enjoying lots of laughs. Dee Dee and I will miss him greatly. God will bless him.

Rufaro Chinyowa says:

I had the privilege of knowing Bob in this last year since l started working with him almost everyday in his last residence. ‘Bob the builder’ as we called him, ‘lm still here’,he would usually answer. He always appreciated all we did for him with a thank you& was very kind. May his soul continue to rest in eternal peace.

Margie Hemphill says:

I enjoyed visiting with and getting to know Bob over the last year at New Horizon. He will be missed.

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