Ted Dickey West Funeral Home

7990 President George Bush, Dallas, TX


Bob L Ne

March 13, 1941September 1, 2019
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Born Ni Ling-Hsiung, Bob’s story starts on March 13, 1941, in Zhejiang Province, China. He was the third child and first son of Ni Jizai and Gao Yinan. At nine years old he and his big sister, Ruth, went to Taiwan in the midst of chaos during the Chinese civil war.

Bob was always proud of his service as a military policeman charged with guarding the U.S. Navy commanding admiral. After his service, Bob worked as a security guard at the U.S. Navy Exchange in Taipei. There, he met the love of his life, Helen Lee. Bob and Helen married on November 1, 1968 after a whirlwind romance that began with Bob’s daily deliveries of Reese’s peanut butter cups.

In April of 1983, Bob and Helen made one of the biggest decisions of their lives. They left a comfortable life in Taiwan and moved the family to the United States. They started with a small Laundromat business in Deer Park, TX. For close to 20 years, Bob and Helen would work tirelessly, sun up to well-past sun down, eventually becoming owners of multiple laundry and dry clean operations in Deer Park and Missouri City, TX.

Bob loved to cook and eat and enjoyed spending time with friends, singing karaoke and playing mah-jong for pennies a hand. He deeply appreciated the most basic things life had to offer and enjoyed gardening and the outdoors. There is no denying that the people he loved most were his grandchildren: Amanda, Thomas, Scarlett, Avery, Chloe, Caitlyn & Carter. Time spent with Yeh-Yeh was very special for them. His morning hugs were legendary and the grandkids never saw the disciplinarian side of Yeh-Yeh that their parents did.

Bob left this world on September 1, 2019, finally free, after brave stands against multiple illnesses throughout his life. He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen Lee, his daughter Rita, sons Andrew and Craig; son and daughters in law Chad Park, Rebecca and Jennifer; all his grandchildren; his sisters Ruth Chia and Ni Peiyu, brothers Ni Zhengyong and Ni Zhengyan.

We all look forward to seeing him again.


  • Visitation with a Viewing Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019


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Anna Pi

September 10, 2019

Dear Uncle Ne,

We will all miss you!

Tien (Kaitlyn) Vo

September 6, 2019

On behalf of the Vo family, we offer our sincerest condolences to Rita, Andrew, Craig and Mrs Ne. Your family has been a part of our family since the day I met Rita on the tennis court in college over 30 years ago. Today, we celebrate the life of a man who made sacrifices to give his family a better life, the best education, and instilled in them the values of being a loving supportive parent. Your legacy will go on through your children and grandchildren. You will be missed but we know you are in a better place.

Maria Harris

September 6, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family. Mr. Ne was a kind, hard-working family man. I could always tell by the way he interacted with his family how much we loved them. He will be deeply missed.


Jovito (Jojo) Jumalon

September 6, 2019

Bob I’m thankful that for the short years that we have known each other I found a genuine, loving and kindhearted person.
We met when your son Craig married my daughter Jenny and after meeting you and the family I felt assured that my daughter is in a nice loving family .

Every time we visit Craig and family in Frisco, you, Helen and Rita’s family always treated us to experience the
best Chinese cuisine. You’re all so wonderful.

When Craig and family moved back to Houston and you and Helen visited them you always make it a point to drop and visit us in our home bringing in some goodies and we talk about the grandchildren, our health and just about anything. I’ll surely miss that.

I’m sorry I couldn’t see and bring you to your final resting place but you will always be in our prayers and memories.

Rest In Peace my friend.

Scott Schoonmaker

September 6, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the family - this world lost a good man.

Bob and Helen moved next door 12 years ago....the absolute perfect neighbor and more importantly I am blessed to call them friends.

I can't tell you the number of times I went outside to talk with Bob about why he was about to try and fix his A/C, cut his trees, fix his van when the squirrels had chewed on the brake lines, etc...response was always the same - how difficult can it be to fix!

Just a great man!!!

Janice Moreau

September 5, 2019

Rita,so very sorry for your loss,prayer and wishes for your strength in this time in life.

Gloria Jumalon

September 4, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the Ne Family. Bob was such a strong pillar of the family. He was kind, considerate and a caring person who loved his family so much. I’ve witnessed how he loved and pampered his grandchildren. He taught them how to make dumplings, had their own way of hugging and kissing and all funny tricks when he is interacting with them. We will surely miss all those times he spent with us in Houston.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Nai-nai remember we are always here for you. We love you.

Rest In Peace Yeh-yeh.

Frank Chia

September 4, 2019