Bobby Ray Spangler, known to his loved ones as Bob, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2023, at the Lifecare Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was born on February 18, 1957, in Cheyenne and spent his life making lasting memories with his family and friends.
Bob embarked on a career that spanned across various fields. He initially worked at the family-owned Spangler Service Station in Joyce, Louisiana before moving on to Ripp Griffin in Moriarty, New Mexico. Eventually, he settled in LaGrange, Wyoming, where he worked for Ellis Kessler as a mechanic and handyman. Bob's dedication to his craft led him to Walmart in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
While Bob had an illustrious career, he truly excelled at being a loving presence in the lives of those around him. His vibrant personality touched all who knew him. Always armed with an incredible sense of humor, Bob had a legendary ability to make people laugh. He would play pranks on everyone and enjoyed sneaking up behind others to give them a fright by snorting loudly.
When it came to hobbies and interests, Bob had many diverse passions. He relished solving puzzles and playing dominos. The call of the wild beckoned him to spend time hunting and fishing amidst nature's beauty. Camping was another activity that allowed him to connect with his adventurous spirit. On quieter days, he found solace in playing solitaire or indulging in computer games. Bob also possessed a talent for playing pool and enjoyed watching westerns that transported him back to yesteryears. Rain or shine, he could often be found strolling around outdoors.
Bob's educational journey included graduating from Winnfield High School in Louisiana. He further honed his skills at Trade school where he studied mechanics—an area that would become his professional calling.
Amongst all of Bob's accomplishments, none made him prouder than marrying the love of his life, Delores (Dee). He cherished their bond and appreciated how they found their way to each other after waiting patiently. Bob formed a special relationship with Dee's daughter, Nicole, whom he adored dearly. She was his angel, and he was immensely proud of her. Furthermore, Bob held a deep appreciation for Nicole's caring nature towards him and her mother.
Bob is survived by his mother Doris Spangler, sister Donna Heinz, nieces Dee Gwin and Tina Erickson, numerous relatives and close friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Delores Spangler, father Andrew Spangler and brother Rick Spangler.
In addition to his immediate family, Bob touched the lives of many others who will forever miss him. His niece Dee Gwin and Tina Erickson held a special place in his heart. Numerous relatives and friends have been lucky enough to share in the joy that Bob brought into their lives.
Bob had an enormous heart and lived life to its fullest extent. He possessed a giving spirit and was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. His charismatic personality and numerous words often carried one particular phrase: "WHATEVER," a testament to his no-nonsense approach to life.
As we bid farewell to Bob, we remember the joy he brought through laughter and pranks, the love he shared with his family, and the zest with which he embraced every moment. His loss leaves a void that can never be filled, but may we find solace in knowing that he left behind a legacy of kindness and humor that will live on in our hearts.
Rest in peace, dear Bob. You will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at Hillsdale Methodist Church
Monday, October 16, 2023 at 4:00pm
4235 Hills Street
Hillsdale, WY 82060