Obituary for Robert Max (Bobby) Wynne

Robert Max (Bobby) Wynne 81 of Lubbock, Texas went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 4, 2019.

A celebration of his life will be at Noon Saturday, January 12 at Westmont Christian Church, Lubbock, TX. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Bobby was born in Lubbock, Texas on November 13, 1937. Bobby met and married the love of his life Ruth Marie Durrett in November 1963, they dated for 12 days and then were married for 44 years. Bobby was a Mechanic and a Professional Musician who sang, wrote songs, played the trumpet and steel guitar. Bobby played with Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys as well as Hank Thompson.  Bobby was one of the five founding members of the WSMSS (Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest) and he was the last surviving member of this group.

Bobby served as President and Director of the KHIVA Shrine Western Swing Band from 1998-1995. where he was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in 1998. Hobbies included leatherworking where he made belts, wallets, briefcases and many more items for family and friends. He also loved his fur babies Bubba, Maestro and Buddy. However his biggest love was his music. Bobby recorded several CD’s and wrote, produced and sang his most famous tune “The House on the Corner”. He loved Turkey Texas and attending Bob Wills Day in Turkey annually. He was a true American and Texan and loved and honored the American Flag and what it stands for.  We rejoice in knowing that he is now playing on the grandest stage ever.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Marie Durrett Wynne in September 2008. Survivors include his son Greg Wynne and wife Marion of Amarillo, his son Mich Wynne and wife Debbie of Amarillo, 5 Grandsons-Brad Wynne, Brian Wynne, Dane Wynne, Jonathan Wynne and Justin Wynne all of Amarillo, Texas and 3 Great granddaughters, 2 Great grandsons and many other extended family members (too many to name).

The family would like to thank Westmont Christian Church for ministering to Bobby over these past two years that he was homebound, the Doctors and Nurses from both Covenant and UMC Hospitals and the many caregivers over the years that attended to him. A special thanks to Jackie Buck for the kindness and care given to Bobby over the past few years.

The family suggest memorials to be made in Bobby’s name to the American Cancer Society in order to honor his beloved wife Ruthie.

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