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Dupree, Robert B.

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May 8, 1953 - October 8, 2015

Dupree, Robert B.


Bob Dupree passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at age 62 after a four-month battle with cancer of the esophagus. He is survived by his wife Debbie Smith Dupree, son Ben and daughter Christi, all of Dallas, Texas.

Respected architect for over 35 years, Bob also loved music and built custom electric guitars. Bob found joy fishing with his family at Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma.

Several friends have said, “I never once heard Bob say a harsh word about anyone… ever.” This good man will be missed by his family, friends and professional colleagues.

Please consider making a donation in Bob’s memory to fund research for boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy including Bob’s son Ben. Go to


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75238

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Michael Arnold

September 26, 2016 11:32AM

My condolences for the loss of a great man. I worked for Bob in the mid 90's and just heard of his passing. He will be missed.

Mark Neville

November 19, 2015 10:20PM


I am too, sorry for your great and unfortunate loss. Bob was my boss, though I always felt he was my friend. I was honored to make the usual beer run at GDA! I practice the same at my office, and always think of Bob. Just one of the things I remeber... He was a true mentor to me and I contacted him often for both business and design advice and he was always willing to give his honest and sincere advice! I remember fishing with Bob at the company pick-nick... never thought I'd know anyone that loved fishing more than I... Bob did! Debbie, so glad to know and work with you both. I am sorry for your and his children's loss as so many are. My sincere condolences. Mark

Ronnell Hayden

November 17, 2015 11:05PM

I worked with Bob & Charles in the late 1970s, early in their careers, before they ventured into their subsequent partnership. Bob exhibited great talent at a young age, had a wonderful sense of humor, and an infectious laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Peter A Miller

October 26, 2015 7:08PM

I'm very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. I'm sending you my love, Peter A Miller

Gayla Mitchell

October 24, 2015 11:18PM

Deb, so sorry for your loss. I hope to see you soon.

Love to you and your family.

Robert Evans

October 23, 2015 12:03PM

In almost twenty years I never saw Bob get angry. Concerned, yes. Disappointed, sometimes. But I never heard him yell. I sure did hear him laugh! He will be missed.

Jess Pettit

October 23, 2015 11:55AM

My sincerest condolences to Debbie, Ben and Christi for your loss. Of all his endeavors, he was proudest of each and every one of you.

I stand in awe of Bob’s contributions over the last 30 years. His life is a testament to talent, class, integrity and hard work. He was always humble and kind. He collaborated with people, embracing both my Aggies and his Longhorns.

Intensely creative, Bob pioneered photo-realistic architectural rendering on Mac computers before his peers. His designs captured a timelessness about them. He contributed significantly to Modern International Style, certain materials and construction techniques. His designs inspired other firms.

If he had an ego, he didn’t show it. He avoided his earned “starchitect” status that lesser designers will never achieve. He always credited his family and team with his success. I am better because of Bob’s inspired designs.

Joe Hunter

October 23, 2015 11:24AM

Bob was a good man. Never a bad word, raised voice. Professional in business dealings and with employees, always. My best wishes to Debby and his children. -Joe Hunter

Debbie Davidsson

October 22, 2015 6:57AM

A beautiful, so very kind and loving man. Forever remembered. We are here for you always. Love Quinton, Roman and Debbie Davidsson.