Robert Albert Genzel Jr. Obituary

Robert Albert Genzel Jr.

March 9, 1942 - November 8, 2018


Robert Albert Genzel Jr., age 76, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, died Thursday, November 8, 2018 at his home. He was born on Monday, March 9, 1942 to Robert Albert Genzel Sr. and Porter Reis "Penny" Nelms Genzel in Dallas, Texas.

Robert, also affectionately known as "Dad, Daddy, Bob, Bobby, Papa and Willy Bob" by his closest family and friends was a loving husband to our dear mom Ann, father of 4, grandfather of 12, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Our Dad has left us a legacy of what it means to be a husband and loving caretaker to our Mom. What it means to be a daddy and papa to his kids and his grandkids. The importance of family traditions, laughter & making memories that will not only last our lifetime but will be passed on from generation to generation.

He was a hardworking man of MANY talents and we loved him dearly. Dad was a builder, drummer, mechanic, plumber, electrician, carpenter, gardener, cook, hunter, avid fisherman, expert story teller and professional smart ass. We could go on and on. But mostly, he was our Daddy and we will miss his advice, voice and laughter every day. We will forever have a hole in our hearts that we cannot fix without our faith in the Lord, as we know with Gods' grace and mercy we will see our beloved Dad again one day.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother and sister in law, Tom and Nadine Genzel.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Anna Genzel of Vandervoort; one son and daughter-in-law, Robby A Genzel III and wife Jamie of Anna,Texas. Three daughters: Tammy Genzel Williamson of Prosper, Texas; Christy Genzel Williamson of Celina, Texas; and Jennifer Genzel of Frisco, Texas. Two brothers and sisters-in-law: Timothy Allen and Linda Genzel of Wickes, Arkansas; Danny and Debra Genzel of Cove, Arkansas. Three sisters and brothers-in-law: Janet and Murl Elliston of Fort Worth, Texas; Kathy Baker of Edmond, Oklahoma; Cecilia and James Martin of Edmond Oklahoma. Twelve grandchildren: Tori Deleon; Cody Genzel; Tristan Genzel; Wyatt Williamson; Brody Genzel; Parker Genzel; Hope Williamson; Grace Williamson; Halle Williamson; Jake Williamson; Luke Genzel; and Ella Genzel. Many nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives, and friends.

Please join us now as we celebrate his life and remember the wonderful memories and long legacy he has left his family and friends.

May the rhythm of his memories be forever in our hearts.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena, Arkansas with Father Harvey as celebrant. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the GoFundMe account by following this link,

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11-12-18 11:56 a.m.