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Athey, Robert "Bob" W.

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November 4, 1942 - July 25, 2014

Athey, Robert "Bob" W.

Robert (Bob) Wayne Athey passed from time to eternity on Friday July 25, 2014. He was born on November 4, 1942 in Ft. Worth, Texas the oldest son of Woodrow Winfred Athey (b 11/12/1918 – d 11/25/1994) and Ima Malachi McLain (b.12/29/1918 – d. 4/07/2004). He married Barbara Jeanne Savidis of Idaho Falls, Idaho in Salem, Oregon on August 29, 1964. They have four sons: Geoffrey Paul and his wife Beth Wilder of Rowlett, Texas, John Robert and his wife Dee Geiger of Elkridge, Maryland, Jason Benjamin his wife Meredith Bradford and their daughter Hannah of Sherman, Texas, and a foster son Kenneth Dahms of Rowlett, Texas. Mr. Athey is also survived by his brother Billy Jack Athey and his wife Rhonda of Lewisville, and their children and families.

In his professional career Bob built his own company doing remodeling and building homes in Oklahoma City and Grayson County, TX. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Dallas in Cultural Anthropology and received a Master of Science Degree from UTD. Mr. Athey moved to New York in 1990 as a consultant with an engineering firm headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas. He was soon commissioned as a direct consultant for Mitsui Fudosan America as Director of Capital Programs primarily in New York City. The Atheys spent the next 20 years living there and traveling across the country. When they retired they returned to Dallas, Texas where they continued to enjoy travel, reading and being with family.

A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held Monday July 28th at 11:00 AM at Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas. Memorials may be made to the church or the North Texas Food Bank

Arrangements are under the direction of:

ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
214) 306-6700

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bruce wherry

June 03, 2019 9:39PM

A great boss, a wonderful friend, saw fiddler on the roof with him and Barbra in New York City. will always be grateful for their kindness to a south Dakota boy out of his element.


Pawel Zolkos

January 07, 2015 4:36AM

I've just found on the internet that Robert passed away few months ago. I am deeply sorry and regret I did not have a chance to speak with him after I left the US in 2003. He was a great man with big heart and I never forget how much he meant to. He helped me and my family so much in our early days in the US back in 1994. I always wanted to thank him again when I finally found his phone number on the internet. Unfortunately I was too late. Rest in peace my friend.