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Bob is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carla Wetsel, three sons; James Reagan Wetsel and wife, Kelli of Corsicana; Brandon Taylor and wife, Lilia of Laredo; and Robert Cody and fiancée, Stephanie Featherston of Robinson and seven grandchildren.
Bob graduated from Corsicana High School in 1965 and went on to Texas A&M University where he studied engineering and was a drummer in the Fighting Texas Aggie Band. He interrupted his studies to enlist in the United States Marine Corps and served proudly from 1967-1971. He earned his engineering degree after exiting the Marine Corps from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also earned a degree from Mountain View College in Applied Science.
Bob's early career was spent at Mobil, followed by MODCOMP and Protostar Technology. He formed BW Engineering in 1994 and was blessed to have been awarded contracts throughout the world. His work assignments took him to Hong Kong, Pakistan, Mexico, Canada, Africa, and many interesting cities in the United States. His motto was "Adapt, Improvise, and Overcome", which served him well while in foreign countries.
Music was an integral part of Bob's life. He began studying piano at the age of four and drums were added at the age of 10. He played in his fathers' Bluegrass Band as a drummer and was a founding member of the Bassmen, who specialize in 60's rock and roll music. He believed in fast hot rods, fast motorcycles, and guns. His personal motto was "Drive Fast, Take Chances". He was an excellent mechanic and could fix just about anything with a motor. His hobbies included hunting and fishing and passing those interests along to his children and grandchildren. He was an endowment member of the National Rifle Association and a lifetime member of the Texas State Rifle Association.
A celebration of life will be held at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the National Rifle Association.
Please sign the memorial guestbook for Bob at www.wadefuneralhome.net.
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