Robert Nathan Avery
January 7, 1933 – April 5, 2018
Robert “Bob” Nathan Avery was born on Saturday, January 7, 1933 in Dallas, Texas. He went to be with our Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Bob was born and raised in Dallas, Texas to the late Richard and Lilie Mae Avery and was one of four boys. He graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and went on to start his own business. Bob Avery started Universal Fire Equipment Company in 1965. During those years, Bob was on the committee with the State Fire Marshalls office and the State Board of Insurance to develop and get fire entry systems codes and regulations assigned into law. He received the 1st certificate of regulation ECR001. On June 16, 1951, he married the love of his life and best friend Barbara Avery. They had 66 years of marital bliss and had seven children together. His family will remember him as a strong loving husband and father. Bob was an active member of the Catholic Church. He loved to travel and took his family on many family outings. He had a love of gardening and enjoyed playing golf. His favorite place to be was on his yacht out on the lake with his love, Barbara by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Lilie Mae Avery. His brother Dick Avery. He leaves behind to carry on his name and memory, his beloved wife Barbara Avery, and his seven cherished children Bobby, Michael, Charlene, Larry, Deborah, John and Carrie. Bob’s pride and joys, 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Two brothers; Charlie and Bill Avery. There will be a Rosary held for him at Ted Dickey Funeral Home on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7PM in Plano, Texas. His Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10 AM at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Allen, Texas. To leave a note of condolences for the family please visit his webpage at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/plano-tx
- Rosary Service Monday, April 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Robert Nathan Avery
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Dumplin (Carolyn Marie) Avery
April 8, 2018
Uncle Robert was a very kind, loving and patient man. I have many fond memories of our family gatherings at Mr. & Mrs. Avery's home in Oak Cliff, the original El Fenix restaurant in downtown Dallas, Kirby's Steakhouse on Greenville Avenue, and at their lovely home in Fairview.
One of the recent memories that I still smile about was during a visit at their home when my Dad and I stopped by spontaneously. When we were saying our goodbyes, Uncle Robert and I were alone on his driveway and he was playing with their labrador (Luke, I believe). They were frolicking from one side of the driveway to the other in a "catch me if you can" game that was very endearing. When my Dad and I got into the car, I said to him, "I've never seen Uncle Robert move so quickly" LOL!
He will be missed dearly by the many friends and family who's lives he touched.
I'm so pleased that he's at the right hand side of our precious Lord Jesus Christ.
What a blessing to be resting in peace.
God Bless you all. Dumplin
April 8, 2018
May you find peace in your loving memories and in the warmth of family and friends. Mr. Avery's love of his family lives on in all the Avery Clan. May Peace be with you All. Love, Mary & Jack Sarver