Robert Lee ''Bobby'' Crabb, age 70 of Seguin, rode into the sunset on October 4, 2017.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at The Texas Agricultural and Education Center (Big Red Barn), from 3 to 5 p.m. with Rev. Jim Price and Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating at various times during the celebration. Bobby’s celebration will be casual! Since he was a member of so many organizations, the family has requested that attendees wear blue jeans topped off with a shirt representative of that organization or just general Western attire or, if applicable, your uniform of the day. Bobby was born on December 19, 1946 in Lampasas Texas to Miniard Lee and Ruth (Hughes) Crabb. He is preceded in death by his parents; Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Jeannette “Jet” Crabb; the mother of his daughters, Janet Bandas; daughters Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Gist and Bonnie Sue Kirby; step-son, Jack Robinson “Rob” Stanley; grandchildren, Shane Kirby, Kate Gist and Emily Gist; sister, Sue Jane Dowell and husband David; sister-in-law, Judyth Haun and husband Les; brother-in-law, Edwin Banks; uncle, Gayle Crabb; several nieces, nephews, cousins other loving family members and many friends. Bobby spent his early years in Killeen, Texas, graduating from Killeen High School in 1965. He graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1970. He joined the United States Air Force and became a pilot and flight instructor which led to him becoming a commercial airline pilot for Rio Airways. When Rio sold out, Bobby became interested in becoming an oil and gas “landman/right of way agent”. That served as his occupation until his death. His colleagues in the industry came to rely on his experience in the business and his expertise in dealing with the varied personalities of land owners! July 21, 1995, Bobby attended his 30-yer high school class reunion in Killeen. As he walked out the door of his business in New Mexico, his secretary warned, “Don’t go down to Texas and fall in love.” Bobby replied, “Are you crazy? No way.” His high school classmate, Jet Banks Stanley, attended the reunion as well. His fate was sealed! December 28, 1995, they were married in Durango, Colorado, with their three children acting as witnesses. To say that Bobby’s interests were vast would be an understatement. He loved music and played guitar and fiddle and composed songs. Bobby tinkered in carpentry and gardening. His knowledge of general United States History and Old West History was astounding. Anyone who ever took a road trip, with Bobby acting as tour guide, experienced a real treat. Bobby rode horses and that led to his participation in several rides with a company called “Great American Adventures.” He had just returned from “The Great Train Robbery” ride the Sunday prior to his death. He and his fellow riders, dressed in Western period clothing, “robbed” the Durango-Silverton narrow gage train, to the delight of the passengers who had been forewarned that thieves on horseback had been seen in the area! Bobby enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles and chose to ride a Harley Trike when his arthritis became challenging. He was a member of the Gruene “HOG” Club (Harley Owners’ Group) and the American Legion Riders. Bobby was a second dad to the officers of the Seguin Police Department and the firefighters of the Seguin Fire Department. Bobby possessed a deep faith in God and was a true gentleman who passionately loved his family and friends. The memory of him will remain in everyone’s hearts forever. Memorial contributions may be made to the Seguin Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association, PO Box 2682, Seguin, TX 78156, the Seguin Citizens’ Fire Academy Alumni Association, 660 S. Hwy. 46, Seguin, TX 78155, The Guadalupe County Crimestoppers, P. O. Box 542, Seguin, TX 78156-0542 or the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center, 390 Cordova Road, Seguin Texas, 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com
. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912. The family will have a private service at a later date.