May 17, 1961- November 20, 2019
Robert Dale Deike was born in Kerr-ville on May 17, 1961, and lived there as a small child with his family until they moved to Kelso, Tennessee, to be near his mother’s family. Eventually the family returned to Texas and made their home in San Antonio. Bobby was a 1979 graduate of Winston Churchill High School, and after graduation worked in a family business with his father who taught him the HVAC Trade.
In 1983 Bobby married Kimberly
Woodard and the couple raised four children together in the Fair Oaks-Boerne area where they built their “forever” home. Bobby owned and operated an HVAC company for more than 30 years.
Bobby was an avid fisherman, hunter and card player. However, it was the simple pleasures in life that he enjoyed the most, such as quality time spent with family and friends, family vacations to Tennessee (which remained dear to his heart) and his daily shopping trips to a nearby H-E-B where he was known on a first name basis. Bobby was generous beyond measure and never let anyone “do without,” including his beloved family pets that he treated like royalty. Bobby truly never met a stranger and he had an unparalleled sense of humor that will never be forgotten. Even in his final weeks here with us, his kind spirit and his easy-going attitude made him a light to many.
Bobby suffered a major stroke on July 20, 2019. During the four months following the stroke he
faced many subsequent health crises, but he continued to exhibit extraordinary courage and
strength throughout his final days. On Nov. 20, 2019, with family by his side, Bobby was
finally set free.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Dixie Deike; his granddaughter Cristabella Nevarez; nephew Christian Alan Deike and many other beloved family members and friends that he is now reunited with in eternal life. Bobby leaves behind Kimberly Woodard Deike; their four children Zachary, Calin, Brittany (John Trevino) and Malary Deike (Phillip Nevarez); grandson Barrett “Bear” Nevarez; brother Max Deike (Elizabeth); sister Lisa Deike Foley (Jerry); father-in-law Marshall Woodard; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Bobby will be profoundly missed but forever loved and remembered.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy at The Rim, 17603 I-10 West San Antonio. For those who desire to make a contribution in memory of Bobby, we ask that you consider Hope Hospice, 600 Walnut St., New Braunfels, 800-499-7501