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Robert "Bob" Shoaf

June 24, 1929 — January 2, 2023

Gatesville

Robert "Bob" Shoaf

Robert Ray "Bob" Shoaf, age 93, of the King community, passed away Monday, January 2, 2023 in Gatesville.

 

Visitation with the family will be on Friday, January 6, 2023 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at King Baptist Church, with graveside services to follow at King Cemetery. The Rev. Charles McKamie will officiate.

 

Bob was born June 24, 1929 in the King community, to the late John and Bessie (Ray) Shoaf. He was the youngest of 8 children. Bob attended school in the Plainview community, right outside of King. He worked at a drug store in El Paso one summer where he met Joan Louise Hanek, the love of his life. They were married soon after on April 29, 1950 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. After their marriage, they moved to Coryell County where they resided in the King community most of their married lives. Bob worked at Ft. Hood as a butcher for nearly 20 years, retiring in 1974. He also worked as a farmer and rancher and did maintenance and electrical work. From 1987 to 2005 he ran Shoaf Deer Processing. He enjoyed playing penny anti poker and dominoes. In his later years he loved watching Gunsmoke and rarely missed an episode.

 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and wife of nearly 72 years, Joan Shoaf.

 

He is survived by his sons, Robbie Shoaf and wife, Becky, Ray Shoaf and wife, Tammi, and  Ricky Shoaf; eight grandchildren and 18  great grandchildren.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has designated memorials be made to King Cemetery, c/o Mike Dickie, 7604 FM 1783, Gatesville, Texas, 76528.

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