Robert Early Booth
  • 59 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 16, 1954
  • Place of birth:
    Longview, Texas, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 19, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Dallas, Texas, United States
An awesome father, husband, friend and colleague. His generosity and love for people should never be forgotten!

Special thanks to Don Powell and the Powell Family for all their amazing help and support during this difficult time.

Photos, Stories & Tributes
: Please feel free to contribute photos and stories of Bobby! He has touched so many people over the course of his life! You can upload photos in the "Photo Gallery" and add stories on the "Stories" page. You can also add a shorter tribute using the box below.

Flowers: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends make a donation in Bobby’s name to Make-A-Wish North Texas. Donations can be mailed to Make-A-Wish, 6655 Deseo, Irving, Texas 75039.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Brooks Powell on 29th August 2017

"It does not seem possible that we have been four years without Bobby. He is talked about every day. Clearly his energy continues to resonate among us all.

I turned 31 yesterday, and I celebrated five years with our architectural firm earlier this year. Though no one could ever compare with Bobby personally or professionally, I find my role for BOKA Powell evolving into the types of activities that Bobby championed for HKS. Though we talked a few times about the business, Bobby would have been an incredible mentor for me at this stage in my career. He had an uncanny ability to charm absolutely anyone, from international real estate developers to the crowned heads of the Middle East. An unbelievable talent, and an unbridled spirit. Miss you, Bobby."

This tribute was added by Jeffry Skidmore on 30th October 2015

"I just learned yesterday of Bobby's passing. I met him around 2004 in Scottsdale, Az. at a horse show. We hit it off immediately, and he made me feel as if we'd been friends forever! Rest easy my friend, peace be with you."

This tribute was added by Dee Claybrook on 16th April 2015

"I knew Bobby most of our lives.  I was moving earlier this year and came across a letter Bobby sent me while I was away at summer camp in 1967.  It reminded me of his thoughtful nature."

This tribute was added by brian mcfarlane on 16th April 2015

"Today as I reflect on Bobby - I'm sitting here at our annual Principle's retreat for HKS, that he attended for many years... I wish you were still here !!!!"

This tribute was added by H. Ralph Hawkins on 19th August 2014

"Over the last year, I have thought about Bobby frequently....what would he have said, how would he have responded, would he think that was funny?  I miss our regular visits and discussions, they were usually about something that Bobby felt strongly about.  I enjoyed his sense of humor....we laughed a lot! I miss my long time friend and confidant.   We grew up together at HKS and he is remains sorely missed."

This tribute was added by tim blonkvist on 3rd August 2014

"Bobby was one of my dearest friends , always there when I called always encouraging me to be the best I could be. We had many visits about God and his love for him and desire to do well in his eyes. I was with him shortly before he left us and know of his sincere faith and how he looked forward to being with his creator . I am sorry he is gone but know I will see him again soon with wings of angels . I miss you brother .tim b"

This tribute was added by Terrie Booth on 16th April 2014

"Today, we celebrate Bobby's birthday!!!  He was a truly wonderful and devoted father and a husband that loved me unconditionally.  He is missed and loved by many.    He left his mark on so many people's lives and today I thank God for giving him to us and letting us enjoy his special gifts and forever love.
"I love you Bobby.  Happy Birthday!!  Thank you for being mine.""

This tribute was added by ellen sonnier on 21st October 2013

"For me, Bobby will always be "my Bobby". With his rye endearing smile and often a playful smirk he shared life lessons from child rearing to intensely personal growth lessons we both struggled with compassion and strength. The hole in my heart continues to fill with the song of the shifting of a 5 speed porche. Peace my friend."

This tribute was added by Kay Strother on 16th September 2013

"I want Bobby's family to know how much I appreciated Bobby's friendship and the comfort, support, and time he gave to my father, Harwood K. Smith.  Bobby was a frequent visitor to my parents home, and they looked forward to his visits. I was especially happy when I was there to share the fun.  What a wonderful man and always with  a happy smile on his face.  We will miss him."

This tribute was added by Ryan Martin on 3rd September 2013

"From an old email I just cam across and wanted to share:
When I asked how to check in on old contacts, Bobby replied,"The same way you would call a friend you have not seen in a while.  Ryan, It's a natural thing if you truly care about the person."  Bobby was a great mentor on several levels and taugh me some great lessons."

This tribute was added by cynthia stetson on 29th August 2013

"To my beloved cousin, who gave laughter, happiness, and hope.

And here's to 7-11 coffee!

Love you Bobby."

This tribute was added by Taama Forasiepi on 26th August 2013

"I'll never forget Bobby's kindness and genuine caring nature. Once many years ago, I was robbed at knife point while walking into work.  The thief stole my briefcase and ran.  I was not hurt, but badly shaken.  Bobby called the police and helped me file a report.  The very next day he showed up with a brand new briefcase... I never forgot that gracious gesture!"

This tribute was added by Bob Williams on 26th August 2013

"I was so sadden to learn of the passing of my friend Bobby Booth yesterday. For 40 years now I have had the privilege of building buildings with HKS...many of which Bobby was a very key part. In my last conversation with Bobby he said to me, "Oh come on Bob, how many times have we solved a problem by just talking it out?"  Be at peace with our Lord, you will be missed."

This tribute was added by Donna McFarland on 25th August 2013

"I grew up with Bobby in Longview. Bobby had no enemies. He was always, always genuine and  thoughtful. He had an infectious laugh! He was hard on himself sometimes, but never on others. In grade school, he was the teacher's pet. He played that role well!! He was TRULY a friend to all. I love you, Bobby."

This tribute was added by Jo Ann Charron on 25th August 2013

"Jo Ann Charron (Edmonson)

Bobby was a great friend and example of how to enjoy life. The memories we shared together when the children were small are treasures in my heart. Luke, Elayne, Sara and Lauren loved to participate in adventures that Bobby would create. When we were all together, laughter filled the air. He will be missed by our family."

This tribute was added by John Nieder on 24th August 2013

"In remembering Bobby I find great comfort in 1 John 5:11,12;

"And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.""

This tribute was added by Beth Dixon on 23rd August 2013

"Bobby had the most infectious smile and zest for life. We shared many good times with him and will miss him and his impish personality. He loved his family and friends.  God bless his loving family at this time of grief. John and I will miss him."

This tribute was added by Alan Gregory on 23rd August 2013

"Bobby  will be missed by many and especially me. I am deeply sadden by his parting. It is hard for me to even write this as all I can think of is what a great friend he was to me  and how creative he was in our business ventures."

This tribute was added by Bob Bowen on 23rd August 2013

"I feel compelled to add my voice to those remembering Bobby.  I only wish I had the service & tribute to Bobby's life on tape to listen to every morning.  To remind me daily of an generous life well lived, of our common human conditions, and of our shared faith.  Blessings on our Lord's warm embrace Bobby!  Blessings for our Lord's healing for your Family & Friends temporarily left behind!"

This tribute was added by Clint Ator on 23rd August 2013

"Bobby, you were an awesome role model to many, a loving husband to my mother, and a great father to Peyton, Stuart, and I. I am so grateful to have been a part of your family and to be able to share the time we had together. You helped to shape me into the man I am today. You were selfless, giving, and had a personality that could light up a room wherever you were. Miss you so much already"

This tribute was added by Peyton Booth on 23rd August 2013

"I am the luckiest girl in the world to have had him as my father. His love for his family was so immense and unconditional, all I can do is live my life in a way that strives to deserve it. He was my dad, my hero, and my best friend. He will forever be with me."

This tribute was added by Bob Clark on 23rd August 2013

"Bobby was one of the good guys.  You might say that we all did a lot of learning at HKS backyard and  just as others have said, Bobby was a good friend.  I will add a knowledgeable and compassionate  mentor and a superior role model for so many.     You are missed"

This tribute was added by Jim & Lauri Gleaves on 23rd August 2013

"We have known Bobby for many years. He was a wonderfully generous and loving man, always doting on Stuart and Peyton and so proud of everything they did! He would light up the room with his infectious laugh; we will never forget that beautiful smile he had and easygoing way to make us feel welcome. Bobby will always live on in our hearts. May he be at peace in the arms of the Lord."

This tribute was added by brian mcfarlane on 23rd August 2013

"I was one of those that benefited from Bobby's generosity.... early in my career at HKS,  Bobby would bring in suits that he would not wear anymore and I would have a new suit !   Glad to have known him these past 23 years – Bobby was KEY in helping define the “HKS Family”.  You will be missed !"

This tribute was added by Don Davis on 22nd August 2013

"I was Bobby's college roommate and forever his friend. I've always been so proud of all that he accomplished in life, and now God must have a plan of greater design that requires Bobby's skills and kindness. Forever watch over your loved ones Bobby Booth. You will be missed so much."

This tribute was added by Stanton Newman on 22nd August 2013

"Bobby was my first visitor at the hospital after I was born. He loved my parents and he loved me. He was like a second father to me. He inspired me and encouraged us all. I'll never forget his laugh."

This tribute was added by Ronald Skaggs on 22nd August 2013

"As I think of Bobby Booth over the years that he was a part of HKS the memories are profound. Bobby was one of a kind, a person that openly cared about all that crossed his path. He was passionate about his work, supportive of his colleagues and highly considerate of the feelings of others. All of us loved him dearly. May God's grace comfort all of Bobby's family who he loved  so much."

This tribute was added by Lori Prior on 22nd August 2013

"I learned several things from Bobby:
1. How to plan fun family vacations. He addressed every detail & always with style! 2. The importance of regular touch-up painting. 3. Most importantly, the definition of generosity. When the bottom fell out of my world, he made it possible for me & my girls to buy our home. His legacy lives on in Stuart & Peyton. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Gary Lapera on 22nd August 2013

"Bobby Booth was the very definition of both a gentlemen and a gentle man.  He was genuine, honest, and most importantly, a man who was full of kindness and compassion.
It was a gift to be counted among his friends. We are all blessed to have known Bobby.  My condolences to his family, the treasures of his life."

This tribute was added by Mo Stein on 22nd August 2013

"I met Bobby when I came to HKS seven years ago.  From the first moment, he made me feel like we had been partners forever.  He was the first person to reach out to me.  He welcomed me from the heart and I knew he would be someone I could always count on.   We were the same age and had a lot in common.  We talked about that.  May his memory be a blessing to all his family and friends."

This tribute was added by Anita Gonzalez on 22nd August 2013

"I met Bobby our first semester at Tech, Fall of '72.  I was suppose to tutor him in math - that didn't happen! We had lots of laughs.  As the years went along, he supported me numerous times in missions and on the mission field.  Every time we've seen each other he'd say 'Well Anita" and stop. So I'd reply "Well Bob"  and we'd laugh.
I will miss you, Bobby...see you heaven."

This tribute was added by Beverly Kiedaisch on 22nd August 2013

""Bobby was certainly an inspiration to me all of the 30 years I have been with HKS. What a pleasure it was when he came to the front desk to make us feel how much he enjoyed talking with us.I know he loved his family as they always came first.I will miss you Bobby along with everyone else at HKS. May God bless you Bobby and welcome you with open arms."

This tribute was added by Graciela Beltran on 22nd August 2013

"Bobby was an extraordinary human being. We shared 20 years of friendship that I will forever cherish. It was an honor to have spent many years with you and the family. You'll be missed. Thank you for everything Bobby!"

This tribute was added by Larry Johnson on 22nd August 2013

"I first got to know Bobby in the early '80's playing together several years on HKS softball teams.  I saw then the competitive spirit, goodness in his heart and care for folks which became his legacy at the firm and as a professional.  What a talent he was early and throughout his career.   I praise God for giving me 30+ years as one of his colleagues."

This tribute was added by Daryl Shields on 22nd August 2013

"Bobby was one of those rare people you always looked forward to see, always looked forward to being in his company.   He always brought a smile to your face and when he talked and conversed with you you felt lucky to be in his presence.  I will miss being in Bobby's presence."

This tribute was added by Jim Whitaker on 22nd August 2013

"Bobby was just a one-of-a-kind character. Charismatic. Warm. Kind beyond measure. Funny. Witty. In the 2-1/2 short years that I had the pleasure to know him, he brought a smile to the face of every person he encountered. We became fast friends. Practicing his craft as an architect, he was just extraordinary. God bless you, Bobby, and may God be with your family. I will miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Bill Turner on 22nd August 2013

"I appreciate that Bobby Booth took time in his life to know me.
I pray you know how much that meant to me and realize how many loved you and your spirit.
You left a mark in my life I will carry forever."

This tribute was added by Dawn Gray on 21st August 2013

"I was blessed to be Bobby's secretary briefly at HKS. Working for Bobby was always exciting.  He made you feel like you were part of something important. I most admired that he was a family man with a servants heart. His #1 rule was that his family came first. He would drop everything to be there for them and I always marveled at how secure his deep love for them must have made them feel."

This tribute was added by Phyllis Infanzon on 21st August 2013

"For Bobby
Don’t stand at my grave & weep
I’m not there; I don’t sleep.
I’m a 1000 winds that blow
I’m the diamond glints on snow
I’m the sunlight on ripened grain
I’m the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I’m the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I’m the soft stars that shine at night.
Don’t stand at my grave & cry
I’m not there; I didn’t die."

This tribute was added by Arleen Knapp on 21st August 2013

"I will remember you forever in my heart...Bobby made this wonderful speech that i will always cherish.  He talked about how important to put family first and how much he loved his family. He was so emoitional when talking about his family that when we looked around there wasn't a dry eye in the room. You will be missed Bobby.
May God wrap HIS arms around your family now."

This tribute was added by Susan McFarland on 21st August 2013

"Bobby was the the most generous, and kind persons and I have had the pleasure to work for, in 29 yrs of exciting times @ HKS he was one of my favorite partners and I will deeply miss him. But I will see you again one day on the streets of gold!!"

This tribute was added by Dee Claybrook on 21st August 2013

"Bobby and I were childhood friends.  I am so saddened by this news.  My thoughts and prayers to his family."

This tribute was added by Stephen Young on 21st August 2013

"Bobby was a former neighbor. Our children grew up together on Abrams Place Ct. He was the favorite 'grown up' on our cul de sac as he bought ice cream for all the kids on more than one occasion. He was one of the kindest, most generous guys I have ever known. God bless!"

This tribute was added by Jim Beckett on 21st August 2013

"Will greatly miss Bobby - was so blessed to know him - first professionally then personally - we enjoyed many mutual affirmation meals together back in the day - Bobby inspired me to feel more deeply - looking forward to our reunion in heaven some day."

This tribute was added by Mashari Nassar on 21st August 2013

"It is with the heaviest of hearts, I feel so fortunate to have had so many years and fond memories with such a wonderful friend. His contagious charm, his sense of humor, and his friendship will be with us forever."

This tribute was added by Craig Williams on 21st August 2013

"To Bobby, everyone was a friend, and being Bobby's friend was always a pleasure.  Recalling his stories and sense of humor will forever bring a smile."

This tribute was added by Gail Booth on 20th August 2013

"Bobby gave me 25 years of friendship and love.  He was the most giving, generous person I've ever known in every way.  He was the best Daddy ever to Stuart and Peyton, each day rushing home, wanting so much to be with them.  He worked so hard.  He gave me the best years of his life and I gave him mine, but most of all gave me the precious gifts of our children.  I will always love you, BB."

This tribute was added by Georgia Marshall on 20th August 2013

"There are no human words of comfort that can overcome the intense grief that is being experienced by the sensitive friends and family members at this time. God Bless you"

This tribute was added by beth Johnston Ylitalo on 20th August 2013

"I am so sad about Bobby.He always introduced me as his 'first girlfriend'. Our families were friends in Longview and we grew up together. We were good friends throughout Jr. Hi & Hi School. When we didn't have a date for something, sometimes we just went as friends. He was always fun loving, kind and a good date! He generously shared tickets to Ranger games w/ our family. Good memories."

This tribute was added by H. Ralph Hawkins on 20th August 2013

"Bobby was someone that was always meaningful in his friends and loved ones lives. He showed his vulnerability and was always transparent, I think that is why we always loved him. He was a giver to a fault even down to the shirt off his back. We will all return to our lives next week, but it will be less fun, less candid and a lot less love without Bobby. I love you and miss you brother."

This tribute was added by Bruce Marshall on 20th August 2013

""Bobby Booth was one of my favorite people in the world.  I will miss him very dearly.  He had a vitality, a zest for life, an uncanny ability to make other people feel addition to being an awesome architect and a very special friend.   I will miss you friend and look forward to seeing you in Heaven." Enjoy the presence of our Savior!"

This tribute was added by Bill Lauderback on 20th August 2013

"I'm three years older than Bobby and grew up with him in Longview.  He was a wonderful guy who brought great joy to all he touched.  God Speed to Bobby and his family."

This tribute was added by James Booth on 20th August 2013

"He was a loving father and a great role model. He had an unbridled love for his family, and his heart was filled with altruism and generosity."

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