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Lowe-Gardner Funeral Chapel
Sunday October 3rd, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Lowe-Gardner Funeral Chapel
Monday October 4th, 2021

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Concord Cemetery
Monday October 4th, 2021

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Robert Edward Sills

Robert “Bob” Edward Sills, 90, of Quitman, Texas, passed away on October 1, 2021 at Whispering Pines Nursing Home in Winnsboro, Texas. A Funeral Service is scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Lowe-Gardner Funeral Home with Randy Clark officiating. He will be laid to rest following the service at Concord Cemetery, with a private family graveside. The family will welcome friends on Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM at Lowe-Gardner Funeral Home.

Bob was born April 18, 1931 in Model, Tennessee to Irus Sills and Dollie Hicks Sills. He later married Melba Sills on September 7, 1953 and they had two daughters, Amy and Beth. After marrying, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, and was assigned to a base in Kentucky. Bob worked at Texas Instruments for many years as a Machinist, before retiring in the early 1980’s.

Bob and Melba moved to Quitman after he retired from Texas Instruments. They loved Quitman and all the people they met over the years in the small East Texas town. They enjoyed traveling together in their RV. One of Bob’s favorite hobbies was taking care of, and growing vegetables in his garden. He loved the outdoors and when he wasn’t gardening or traveling, you could often find him hunting or fishing. His children often teased him about his fishing because he loved to go fishing but rarely caught any fish. He was known as “Pawpaw” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and he had a silly sense of humor and loved to “joke around” all the time with them and all that knew him.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Melba in 2017, and his sister Hilda Fletcher.

Left to cherish his memory, are his daughters, Amy Hunter and husband John and Beth Doty; three Grandchildren, James, Katie, and Trey; several great-grandchildren and many other extended family and children.

Serving as pallbearers are James Berry, Katie Berry, Trey Doty, Abel Villalobos, Rick Wansley, and Hope Martin.

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I worked with Bob at Texas Instruments. A great sense of Humor and a great Laugh I can still hear. Rest in Peace............................

Danny Gentry Dec 17 2021 1:48 AM

I worked with Bob at T.I. Great sense of Humor and I can still hear him Laugh.! He will be missed !

Danny Gentry Dec 17 2021 1:33 AM

The world was such a better place because Bob & Melba were in it. God blessed our family from my parents down with them. We are praying for you all. Love you all very much. So sorry we couldn't be there with you. ❤

Carol Hughes Oct 3 2021 3:11 PM

Bob was such a kind and helpful neighbor. He and Melba both were, actually. I miss them in the neighborhood. Celebrating him in his heavenly home now.

Rebecca Denney Oct 2 2021 6:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Sills

Richard Cannon Oct 1 2021 5:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Sills

Kathlene Erwin Oct 1 2021 3:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Sills

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