Thank Gordon for your kind words-- you nailed it! Robert was 59 and could be stubborn as the day is long. We have two daughters that rode starting at age 5. Both girls have those shared memories of learning how to "keep your toes up" riding trail. He was VERY PROUD that both girls wanted ride!
If Robert saw something that needed to be done he just DID IT and wouldn't wait for someone to ask him for help. And yes, he would give you the shirt off his back- no questions asked.
His connection and love for Miss Anna ran as deep as his love for his girls and family!! He was always thinking "outside the box" to help Anna and her family live day to day.
Robert love his restored "naked" Honda
Gold Wing which was taken from him in October 2020 by a distracted driver running a red light. His next project bike was to be the BSA from his Dad.
After Robert's accident (that should have killed him) we realized GOD had saved him for one final mission-- Make sure EVERYONE you know got their Colonoscopy done! He would tell anyone (friend or stranger) "Don't be a dummy like me...go get that camera up your butt!!!"
thank you for allowing me to share and read your posts. Robert will missed but never forgotten!
Mrs. Obi1 (Renee Wilcox)
Where's the LOVE button when you need it?
Bless you Renee.
My last conversation with him was when I got his "fun run" dates mixed up and I showed up a WEEK early. I texted asking how to find him and he called me right back. "Didn't you LOOK at the flyer I sent ya?" I could tell he was hurting. ( he texted me the next day telling me he was taking lots of meds...he really didn't like that) Next weekend ( the right one this time) I stopped at a grocery store and checked in (via text) to see if you guys needed me to pick anything up before I came into camp.......no reply. I knew right then something was up......that wasn't like Robert not to answer.
I did not know that BSA was from his father. I do remember photos of at least one of your daughters riding her bike. He was proud of his family, he bragged about his girls and your "nanner" pudding.
He was a good man, I don't need to tell you that. We always enjoyed having him around. We knew his heart was with his off road groups but he shared with us too and we were better for it.
We're going to miss him..........hopefully his message about getting checked will help someone take that leap.
I've said this all along.......if there's anything we can do to help, just let us know. It's what Robert would have done.
Bless you girl.......stay strong.
Gordon Gray just up the road in NC