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Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery

14501 North Ih-35, Pflugerville, TX

OBITUARY

Robert D. Binkley

May 13, 1948May 1, 2015

Robert Douglas Binkley was born on May 13, 1948 at Fort Monroe, Va. and died on May 1, 2015 in Bell County, Tx. He was the fourth of five children born to Col. Hubert Lynn Binkley and Hannah Louise Binkley.

Bob served in the U.S. Army and fought in Vietnam with the 2nd Battalion 66th Armor 2nd Armored Division as a mechanic. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and Sharpshooter (Rifle). He worked for most of his life in sales, management and customer service roles, and always dedicated himself to providing the best help he could to customers and co-workers. In retirement Bob spent many years as a very active member of the Austin Area and Central Texas Chapters of the Patriot Guard Riders. Their mission is to provide a type of honor guard service at military burials, and to show respect for our nation’s fallen heroes, their families, and their communities. They “Stand for those who stood for us” and Bob Binkley stood for others in PGR missions over 1,000 times. He was incredibly proud of his service to his country, and his time with the Patriot Guard Riders.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, his oldest sister Marilynn, and his brother Bill. He leaves his brothers Russell Binkley of Lacey, Wa. and James Binkley of Loveland, Co., and his children John Binkley of Round Rock, Tx., Michael Binkley of Houston, Tx. and Michele Binkley of Austin, Tx..

The funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday May 9, 2015 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, Tx. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Patriot Guard Riders Austin Chapter. Donations can be sent to Austin PGR c/o Robert Stancil. 20105 Mashburn St. Pflugerville, Tx 78660.

Please visit Bob’s memorial at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com

Services

  • Military Graveside Service with Patriot Guard Presentation Saturday, May 9, 2015

Memories

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David "Lowbo" Theis

May 11, 2015

As the sun prepares to rise many of your friends prepare there rides. We ride for one of our own who has put himself above all others. Today Bobby we will take our final ride in your honor. You won't be forgotten you will always be in our memories. For some of us you will be the partner riding along side of us when we ride. To the Family I know it ways heavy on your hearts but just remember he is always with you.

Carter Wyatt

May 8, 2015

You spent your time protecting a nation and helping mend the wounds of family members of those who have fallen before you. We all suffer the loss of a brother today.

C. Wyatt

Larry Rewrite

May 7, 2015

You will be missed by all. You showed and gave meaning as to what the PER stands for. RIP

Max Vasquez

May 7, 2015

Brother Bob, I will miss you as you and I would try to out do each other as to who would show up first at our missions. You always beat me there. Now my brother it looks like you beat me into heaven. Everytime I will look up in the skyies and see a white sreak I will know that you are peeling out up there. I thank God for letting me meet you and be your friend. Watch out for those Marines guarding Heavens streets.

Kaye Marquez

May 5, 2015

Bobby, I am so glad I got the pleasure of meeting you and listening to some your your incredible stories. You will be missed. Ride in peace up there.

Prayers to your family and many friends. May the many happy memories you have of him carry you through this difficult time.

Patricia Abram

May 5, 2015

Blessings to all friends and family. I met Bob in 1968 and was friends with his family for years and have many fond memories of our time together. My love to Linda, John. Michael and Michelle. God bless!

Matt Lutz

May 5, 2015

Bob you were the first person I met when I went on a PG mission. Keep riding in heaven brother!

Bruce True

May 5, 2015

To a great man I had the pleasure of knowing. You are always riding with us in the Patriot Guard and now riding with the Angels and serving us as guardian protector of us all. May God Bless you and your Family. Thank you I salute you Bobby. Pappy

Ingrid Ruble

May 5, 2015

My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with Bobby's Family and Friends.
Bobby, ride safe up there on Heaven's roads.

Terry Ayers

May 5, 2015

John, Michael, and Michele, I knew your Dad when he worked at OK Paper Company before either of us joined the PGR. I saw him every work morning when I picked up supplies for the company I was working for. We became good friends. I was with him when he stood his first PGR Mission. It was hot as blazes and we had to do a lot of walking... I thought, "Oh man he may not ever do another mission". Boy was I wrong. The fact that he (we) endured and then came to the very next mission is a testament to how much the mission mean to him. He never lost sight of why the PGR was there. He supported the PGR but more importantly he supported the Mission. In his memory I hope we remember that. When Major General Michael L. Oates, Commander, 10th Mountain Division, United States Army in 2009 said " The Patriot Guard is Always There" he just as easily could have said, "Bob Binkley, Patriot Guard Rider is Always There." My heart is heavy, we will miss him, and we will never forget him.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY