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My dad

September 3, 2013

Psa 3:3    But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.

My dad is 85, he broke a hip july 5, and has declined since then. He will probably depart any moment.

I miss him already. I remember at age 9 realizing that my parents would die, i cried then. I am shedding the tears again.

He is a good man. He cared and loved me all my life. On my birthday in january 2012, he and mom came by to see his oldest son on my birthday.

He knows Jesus, he will be dancing with joshua, his grandson very soon.

I love you so much dad.

Fly with Christ






My prayer – God, my dad is so tired,  he has fought a good fight,  a good husband,  a good father, a godly man and great example to his sons, many nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and a great-grandson.   Please help us his family let him go with love and peace,  I know you told us in John 14 that you have made a place for him, and will meet and escort him into eternity.   I love my dad and am glad we both know a mighty God who is our shield and salvation.

In Jesus Name


Update:  dad passed into Jesus’ care at about 4:32pm today (9/6/2013) as we sang I’ll Fly Away around his hospital bed.papa 1-5020130906_124300 20130906_123835 20130906_123659

Robert Hargrove, 85 passed away September 6, 2013 at his home in Buna, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lavee Richbourg Hargrove, son John and Wife Leisa of Buna, son Hardy and wife Susan of Lumberton, son Wylie and Wife Melissa of Buna, Grandchildren Kendra Avery and Husband Dallas, Cassie Hargrove, and Brennan Hargrove, Great Grandson Weston Hardy Avery. Mr. Hargrove was preceded in death by his grandson Joshua Blake Hargrove. Mr. Hargrove was born on December 5, 1927 to Mary Melvina Denmon and James Gaius Hargrove in Buna, Texas. He served his country with the US Army 45th Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Dupont Sabine River Works in Orange, Texas for 35 years as a lab technician. He was also a member of Buna First United Methodist Church and served on the Buna ISD Board of Trustees for over 20 years. He loved his camp in the Neches River bottom, enjoying fishing and camping with family.

Family included Brothers James Weldon Hargrove, George Hardy Hargrove, and Sister Doris Kirkpatrick.

Visitation will be at Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Buna, Texas September 7, 2013 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Service will be September 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Buna First United Methodist Church, will burial at Antioch Cemetary.

Pall Bearers are Bill Kirkpatrick, Jay Sims, Jimmy Dodsen, Hardy Dodsen, Malcomb Patrick, Greg Richbourg.

Special thanks to Lake Area Hospice for their wonderful care and kindness.Robert and John 1 week old Robert graduates Dupont Orange Powder unit 1975 Robert June 1983 whole family 521531_537457399627708_193869001_n 75747_1471738265670_7533251_n (2) 392116_10150389275028295_17705085_n 405819_10150468740793295_1485003681_n DSC05459

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Buna FUMC, Lakes Area Hospice, or the Buna Public Library.


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