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Bobby Jewel Hennesey

September 4, 1942 — June 28, 2024


Bobby Jewel Hennesey of Smithville, Texas, born September 4, 1942, to Jimmy Jewel and Eula Boyd Hennesey in Corpus Christi, Texas entered eternal rest on June 28, 2024. 

 In 1946 the family moved to Bastrop and operated the Friendship Rest Home on their 1,000 acre ranch. Bobby lived a full and productive life. He found salvation in Jesus in 1953 and was baptized at First Baptist Church of Bastrop. In his youth, he was a Bastrop Cub Scout and Boy Scoutmaster, All Star Little League Pitcher, District Offense & Defense Football Player of the Year for 1959, Honorable Mention State Football Defensive Tackle in 1960, and District Shotput Champion in 1961.

 As an adult, Bobby served 4 years in the U.S. Army and 4 years in the Texas National Guard. While serving his country, he tested out a plethora of vocations including a radio repairman, security canine handler, missile launcher crewman, certified carpenter in framing and construction carpentry, boiler engineer, City of Bastrop Police Officer and Special Effects Movie Technician. Though he had tested out multiple different career paths, he spent 20 years as a vocational teacher followed by 10 years as the Operations Director for the Smithville Independent School District. After retiring from the school district, Bobby served 10 years at the Smithville Regional Hospital as a lab courier and was a Chairman on the Smithville Regional Hospital from 1994-2004. 

 On October 8, 1975, he married Dee Hennesey. In 1964, Bobby had rededicated his life to Jesus. He went on to serve his savior through his church, the Colorado River Cowboy Church as an Elder from 2014-2018 and then as a Lay Pastor from 2018-2024. Bobby enjoyed fishing and hunting, writing poems, and spending time with his loved ones. He will be missed deeply by all his family and friends. 

 Bobby is preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, Jimmy Dale Hennesey; and sister,  Karen Loy Hennesey.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, Durlene Dee (Parrish) Hennesey; sons, Bobby Kevin Hennesey Abramson and wife, Arnelia Hennesey Abramson, Eric Ryan Hennesey and wife, Mhay Melody Hennesey, Shelley Rebecca Hennesey Argentine and husband, Gene Argentine, Jay Dawson and wife, Gena Dawson,  Steve Dawson and wife, Kimberly Dawson; grandchildren, Jaycee Dawson, Dalton Dawson, Jake Dawson, Janson Dawson, Rebecca Argentine, William Argentine, Zakary Hennesey Abramson, Eliana Hennesey Abramson, Kala Hennesey, Nicole Hennesey; great granddaughter, Harper Dawson. 

Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, July 1, 2024 at Marrs Jones Funeral Home. The Funeral Home is located at 110 American Legion Road in Smithville, Texas.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at the Colorado River Cowboy Church. The church is located at 5122 State Hwy 71, in Smithville, Texas. 

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Monday, July 1, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Colorado River Cowboy Church

5122 State Hwy 71, Smithville, TX 78957

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