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Renée Waits

October 10, 1955 — November 9, 2023


Renée Waits, 68, of Lubbock, Texas passed away peacefully on November 9th, 2023 surrounded by her family. 

She was born on October 10, 1955, to Ruby Fay Germany and U.S. “Bob” Robinson. Renée grew up riding horses and it remained her passion throughout her life as well as her joy for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

When she was 17 years old, Renée began dating the love of her life, John “Herbie” Waits. They were married August 4, 1973. They have two beautiful children, both boys, and 51 wonderful years together. 

She attended Texas Tech University and received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1976 and went back years later to graduate with her master’s degree in Speech Pathology. 

Renée was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Fay Germany; father, U.S. “Bob” Robinson; sister, Jo Rita Robinson; and brother, Gary Dale Robinson. 

She is survived by her loving husband, Herb Waits, and their children, Branden Waits and wife Kala of Lubbock, and Brian Waits and wife Misty of Ruthweiler, Germany, as well as two wonderful grandchildren, John Waits and David Waits, both of Lubbock. She is also survived by her sister, Vicki Jan McCraw. 

A celebration of Renée’s life will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, November 15th, at the Trinity Church Chapel, 7002 Canton Avenue in Lubbock. 

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