OBITUARY

Robert (Bob) Unger

4 May, 193424 March, 2021

Robert (Bob) Unger was born on May 4, 1934 in Palestine, Texas to Oliver Bernard and Irene Ellen Smith Unger, the 4th of 6 children. He grew up in a different time/way of life. When he was only six years old, he was peddling newspapers on the streets of Palestine. He delivered Avon products for his mother when she was an Avon representative. His dad would buy baby chickens at Easter and the family used a mix of food coloring dyes for their bug sprayer to “paint” them different colors so he and his brother could sell the unique “Easter chickens.” He married Lou Ann Collier on May 26, 1966 and together they had a daughter, Rhonda Bondale on November 3, 1969. He was a very supportive dad and he & Lou Ann attended all of Bobby’s junior high school football games. Ray was a star football player at Corsicana High School and they also attended all of Ray Stacy’s football games no matter how far the drive nor what the weather, even though they, all but one per year, were out of town. He/They also attended all of Rhonda’s school programs as well as all the Waco High School football games where she was a member of the Waco High Lion Band, and served as drum major her senior year. Bob’s career was in the life insurance business, where he received many awards and trips. He served as agent, supervisor, agency director, and especially enjoyed training new agents for Dependable Life Insurance Company, eventually retiring from Reliable Life Insurance Company in Waco. He was very pleased to be able to claim that he never applied for/drew unemployment payments. Bob was an avid and unbelievably gifted guy in roller-skating. He was a good bowler and competed in several leagues. He also enjoyed deer-hunting & dove hunting, as well as boating and fishing, with friends and family, especially with his son-in-law, Robbie. When Bob & Robbie returned from a hunting or fishing trip, not only did they have a bounty of games to be cleaned and prepared for the freezer, they also were full of laughter as they described their many adventures. Bob joined Grace Temple Baptist Church in 1978 and served in many capacities, including treasurer, trustee, SS teacher, and was also ordained as a deacon in 2003. He could be counted on to help with Vacation Bible School, often dressing as a clown and entertaining the youngsters as they had their refreshments time outdoors. He was always available to support the church youth group when they went on trips, and parties, etc. The Unger home was known to be available and welcoming for the GTBC youth group after church on Sunday nights, as well as for other church/youth functions. He was an active member as long as his health allowed. He loved traveling and visiting all but 6 states, including Hawaii and also several Caribbean Islands, as well as New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Preceding him in death were his children Ray, Rhonda and Rebecca, as well as grandchildren, Kandi and Jason. Survivors include his wife, of almost 50 years, Lou Ann, son, Bobby, grandsons, Brandon, Brent, Bryan & Matt, as well as David, Tammy, and Asa and their children. Honorary gran’gals Kelcy James Pierce & Jolie James, son-in-law, Robbie James, two foster daughters, Sonya Tucker & Tonya Isham, and two foster sons, Ronnie & Terry Franks, as well as his brother, Douglas, and many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, 28 March , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 29 March , 2021

Memories

Robert (Bob) Unger

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Community Healthcare Texas

31 March 2021

Thank you for the opportunity to care for your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Becky Sue Stephens

30 March 2021

Some of our sweetest memories were Rodgers reunions with LouAnn and Bob & family. I always remember cousin Bob with a big smile and usually ready for a game of dominoes or just sitting outside and enjoying the outdoors . I remember their big camper in the last few reunions before we stopped having them. It was obvious that they both loved the Lord, and he was a big part of their lives. They were both acquainted with sorrows, but also knew where their strength came from. We will miss Bob, but we will see him not too long from now on the other side.
With love and fun memories and lots of prayers for you, Lou Ann, and your dear family.
Love y’all,
Becky Sue and mom.

Betsy Fanning

27 March 2021

Lou Ann and Family,
Our hearts are hurting with yours. Bob was a sweet man and a good friend. Leroy enjoyed spending time with Bob watching sporting events on t.v. and making sure Bob had plenty of popcorn as they watched. They cheered on the Lady Bears and Dallas Cowboys. Leroy especially enjoyed having season tickets to Lady Bears sitting next to Bob. We will certainly miss him and his sweet smile. We love you.
Leroy and Betsy

Greg & Nancy Traylor

26 March 2021

Oh how we loved Bob! Our hearts and prayers are definitely with Lou Ann and all of those who loved him. Bob and Lou Ann were always so kind and supportive of us during our time in ministry at Grace Temple Baptist even though we were very young. He was fun, steady, and positive and will always hold a special place in our hearts. What an amazing reunion he and Rhonda must have had this week! Big hugs and lots of love, Lou Ann.

Dr. Jeff and Debbie Scott

25 March 2021

Caring, colorful, and and loving, are just a few of the good words that come to mind as we think of our dear friend Bob Unger. Debbie and I loved our time in Waco and all of the adventures we had with Bob and LuAnn, who welcomed us as family. Bob was a faithful man and lived out his faith in honest and practical ways. Thank you Lord for Bob and the compassion and joy that so marked his life. May his reunion with Rhonda and many loved ones and friends in heaven fill his heart and soul with abundant joy.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY