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Indiana Avenue Baptist Church
9507 Indiana Ave
Lubbock, TX  79423
Saturday, February 20, 2021
10:00 a.m.
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Robert Lewis LoveI am a Veteran.

of Lubbock, TX

August 11, 1947 - February 10, 2021


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Robert Lewis “Bob” Love went to be with the Lord on February 10, 2021, at the age of 73, in the presence of his family.

Bob was born on August 11, 1947, in Lovington, New Mexico; the second of two children born to Bernard and Robby Love. He married the love of his life, Leah Dodson, on June 7, 1969. Bob and Leah were blessed with fifty-one years of marriage.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of New Mexico in 1969 and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the Texas Tech School of Law in December of 1972. Bob later moved his family to Florida for a time where he earned a Master of Law (LLM) in estate planning.

Bob served in the New Mexico National Guard from 1969 to 1979, during which time he served as JAG for a one, and two-star General and also for an air-defense artillery brigade. He was extremely proud to have worn the cloth of the nation on his back and was more than willing to strike up a friendly conversation with a fellow service member.

He spent his career as a lawyer serving the great people of Eastern New Mexico and West Texas. He would never shy away from conversation, whether professional or personal in nature, and he was a man who truly never met a stranger. He served his community in a variety of capacities from serving on boards, to being a city-councilman and even the mayor of Hobbs, NM.

Bob’s greatest passion outside of his family was helping to grow and mentor people who were fighting addiction. Bob was a self-diagnosed alcoholic, and at the time of his death had been sober for 42 years. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was a huge part of Bob’s life, and the list of lives impacted by Bob’s love and devotion of this incredible pursuit is too long to list.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Linnie Joe Strunk.

He is survived by his wife, Leah; their daughter Amber Layton and husband Greg of Lubbock; their son Damon Love and wife Anne of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; two grandchildren Madeline and Nathan Layton of Lubbock; and a host of nieces, nephews, and their families.

A memorial service for Bob will be held at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Alcoholics Anonymous.

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14 Condolence(s)
Alton Ryan
Lubbock, TX
Friday, February 19, 2021

I attended several hundred meetings with Bob. He was a strong but humble advocate for our cause and the AA community will miss him. A real gentleman in every sense of the word.

Bill Lofton
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

I only knew Bob for a short period of time. Amazing man. I had the pleasure of visiting with him several times. I can say he enriched my life and I'm better for having known him.

Mike and Karen Beverly
Duncanville, TX
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Leah and family, we were deeply saddened to learn of
Bob's passing.
We were very good friends in the 60s and I have
so many wonderful memories of Bob and all
the Love family. Those were special times.
I admired Bob and the difference he made in the
lives of others.
May he rest in peace.
Mike and Karen






Eddie and Toni Richardson
Cedar Park, TX
Monday, February 15, 2021

Toni and I offer our condolences on your loss of Bobby.
I have know him for many years and he was a great man and attorney.

Becky James
Round Rock, TX
Monday, February 15, 2021

Dearest Leah,

I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I know he will be sorely missed! Prayers for you and your family. Lots of good memories of days gone by.

Love,
Becky Purcell James

Elaine Jones Vigil
Lovington NM,
Monday, February 15, 2021

Prayers to your family.Knew Bobby since we were kids,his Mother and Father were friends with my family.

Sally Smith Malone
Oxford, MS
Monday, February 15, 2021

Leah & Family ~ My sincere sympathy to you and your children now. I have been gone from Lovington since HS graduation in 1969. Our mothers were the best of friends, Faye Smith and Bobby & Linnie were older than me but we did share many family meals and times together. I did not know Lonnie had died. Mother died in Jan 07 as we came back from a Christmas Cruise to Hawaii suddenly from a pulmonary embolism. She was 83. My daughter Rachel , lives in Oxford, MS & I moved here 7 yrs ago to be near her & one granddaughter
Sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort.

Buddy and Julia Myers
Lovington, NM
Monday, February 15, 2021

Our sincere condolences to you Leah, Amber, Damon and family. Lots of good memories. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Rebecca Leimon (Oglesby)
Harlibgen, TX
Monday, February 15, 2021

Leah,
I’m so sorry for your loss. You remember me, Rebecca Oglesby as Connie Sebring’s friend from Lovington.. we went to NMJC... may you feel comfort snd Peace during this time.. Hugs to you

Kaye Kennedy
Lovington, NM
Monday, February 15, 2021

Leah and family,
I hope you will always know how special Bob Love was to me. We go a long way back as friends. So sorry to hear about his passing. Praying for comfort,peace and knowledge that he is in the arms of Jesus. Love you, Leah.

David Trissell
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, February 13, 2021

Bob was a very very good man He shared his experience strength and hope

David Trissell
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, February 13, 2021

Bob was a very very good man He shared his experience strength and hope

Elaine McVay
Hobbs, NM
Friday, February 12, 2021

Sending my love and prayers to the Love family!
Bob was truly a special friend to Ted and I and
was loved by all four of the McVay children.
He just had a way of making everyone he met feel
Important and valued. When I think of Bob, I will always
remember that big smile of his and the shine in his eyes.
His legacy will always live on through those he loved the most...his family!t
I love each of you and will be praying for comfort and
Peace during this tough time. Because of this darn Covid virusI will not be able to
attend, but I will be celebrating Bob’s life from afar.
Love, Your Forever Friend, Elaine

Ann and. Jim Bruning
Fort smith, AR
Thursday, February 11, 2021

We will miss the long conversation on the back porch at the cabin on Lake Ouachita. Bob was becoming an avid sailor after several trips to the lake

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