OBITUARY

Robert "Bobby" E. Justis, Sr.

November 7, 1932September 20, 2020

Services for Robert E. "Bobby" Justis, Sr., 87, of Mabank, will be held 12:30 pm Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Pastor Byron Jones officiating. Interment will be in Elm Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Justis passed away September 20, 2020 at his home. He was born November 7, 1932 is Pecos, TX to Victor Hugo and Arte Wood Justis.

Bobby grew up in Pecos, TX and graduated high school in Jal, NM. He joined the US Navy and served in the Korean War. Bobby became an active reservist and retired after 20 years of service. Mr. Justis also served as a fireman for the City of Dallas and retired in July 1988 after 30 years.

Bob was an avid golfer and loved fishing and hunting. He especially enjoyed taking his grandchildren swimming while he tried to fish. Bobby was an active member of First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City where he served as a deacon. For many years, he threw spectacular 4th of July gatherings for family and church friends.

Mr. Justis is preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Arte Justis; five brothers and six sisters. Bobby is survived by his wife, Sue Justis of Mabank; two sons: Mart Hugo Justis of Mabank, and Robert E. Justis, Jr. of Mesquite; daughter, Karen and Jeff Walker of Farmersville; four grandchildren: Lynda, Robert Wayne and Veronica, April and Gonzalo, and Kati and Josh; four great-grandchildren: Yvette, Oscar, Alec and Kyle; and a sister, Melba Taff.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Funeral

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Sheilah (Hill) Bussell

September 22, 2020

I grew up within the family circle and have way too many memories to even try to list them. When I was young I was included in many of the family outing and events. I remember a fishing trip to Toledo Bend, this trip has stayed in my mind and my heart ever since then. I love this family and pray for my Aunt Sue, and pray for Mart, Robert, and Karen, and to repeat myself I love you all.

Daniel Justis

September 21, 2020

Bobby was probably my favorite uncle from dads side because he was the youngest and we got to see him more than the others except Don who is a favorite also. He loved to talk fishing and golf which were my pastimes also. I had some great times watching he, Alvin, my dad, and Don play 42 and talk about young days growing up. My dad was the eldest brother in their young days and they kinda looked to him for leadership and protection from artie mays dad on farm after she left victor sr when she was done after 13 pregnancies. There is alot of history to this justis family that should be written before it is forgotten. They were not perfect and several wilder side but good God fearing people that would give you shirt off their back if you needed it.
Love you Bobby-rest in peace and go get a round in with my dad victor,jr on the Heavenly fairways

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY