Robert “Bobby” Large, age 64 of Mertzon, Texas passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Shannon Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.
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Bobby was born December 9, 1956 to Robert “Bob” and Nancy “Polly” Large in Robert Lee, Texas. He graduated from high school at Robert Lee in the class of 1975. Bobby served in the Navy and worked in various jobs including Jay Miller Construction where he made many lifelong friends. Bobby became a salesman for Concho Valley Business Solutions in 1996 and worked for this company until his retirement in August 2020.
As a salesman, Bobby traveled throughout the small communities in West Texas where his clients became his friends and then became his second family. His ready smile and upbeat attitude, along with his strong Christian faith became his trademark for living. His love for his country was evident in his daily conversations with all.
Bobby was preceded in death by father, Bob Large; fiancé Karen Brantley, niece Vanessa Large Shannon, both sets of grandparents, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Bobby is survived by his mother, Polly Large of Robert Lee; his sister, Becky Large of San Angelo; his brother, Luther Large of San Angelo; and his brother, Harold Large and wife Cindy of Orange, Texas.
He is also survived by his nephew Luke Large and wife Katie; niece Gennie Large and spouse, Terry Block; niece Pam Large Constance, nephew Eddie Shannon, great-niece Tyler Block, and great -nephews Garrett Shannon, and Cole Constance. Numerous cousins and scores of beloved friends also survive Bobby.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10:30 am at Noel & Company located at 11200 W. State Hwy 158, Robert Lee, Texas. (8 miles west of Robert Lee) and will be officiated by the Reverend William Hood. Arrangements made by Shaffer Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers include David Weant, Danny Barnhill, John Booth, Penn Baggett, Richard Porter, Will Collett, Cuatro Davidson and Chuck Sonnenberg.
In lieu of flowers the family requests you make a memorial donation in Bobby’s name to the charity of your choice.
Special thanks to Dr. Raj Cheraku and the Regional Cancer Center for the wonderful care he received. Bobby frequently said he had the best team anywhere. Also special thanks to Dr John Harvey, Chaplain JT Tucker, and ICU RN Josh Longoria for the wonderful care provided to Bobby. Additional thanks to cousins Rita Bradshaw, Chuck Sonnenberg, and Jeania Tinkler Lewis for assisting throughout his illness and passing.