Robert Byrnes

Robert Joseph Byrnes

Saturday July 11th, 2020
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Robert “Bob” Joseph Byrnes II, 79, passed on July 11, 2020 in Granbury, Texas. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend.

Bob was the first baby born on New Year’s Day, 1941, in Superior, WI to Robert J. Byrnes, a first generation American of Irish decent and Elverna R. Hoffmockel Byrnes. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Superior and the University of Illinois in Chicago before pursuing a career in oil distribution. He then owned and operated Convenience Stores/Truck Stops in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado with longtime friend and business partner, John Harvison. Bob retired in 2005 as President of Food and Fuel Partners Inc, and served on several business boards including Plaid Pantry Stores Inc with his dear friend, Chris Girard.

Byrnzie, as wife Dianne liked to call him, was an avid golfer who loved to play locally and on various courses across the U.S. and Europe. Playing St. Andrews was memorable but it was a Pro-Am win in North Carolina with legend Arnold Palmer as his partner that remained his favorite golf experience. Bob also enjoyed fishing with family for crappie on local lakes, trout in the Rockies and walleye in Canada. Most of all, he enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Bob was best known for his BBQ ribs and often shared his humble recipe and technique with others who confessed theirs always lacked Bob’s touch. He had a lifelong love affair with pizza and vanilla ice cream; and he especially loved huge family gatherings during the holidays.

Bob shared thirty-seven years of his life with his wife, Dianne, whom he adored, revered, and loved with all his heart. They had many happy times watching sunsets in Texas and sunrises in the Rockies. Others he loved the most were his children, Jenny and Joe Byrnes, Lance Albrecht, his precious granddaughter, Harper Albrecht, and his dear friends Jack Sweeney, Bobby Jacob, and Steve Roth.

Those that will miss him include his devoted wife, Dianne Boyd Byrnes; daughter, Jenny; sons, Joe and Lance; granddaughter, Harper; sister, Carol Nelson; loving sister in law, Debbie Boyd Stanford and husband Greg Stanford, brothers-in-law Duane Boyd; mother-in-law, JoAnn Boyd; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Roseanne Byrnes, brother Duane Byrnes, brothers-in-law Don Nelson, and father-in-law, Larry Boyd.

The family expresses much affection and appreciation to Cindy Acosta, Raven Carter, and Misty Tallas for their care, support, and love during the final and fragile months of Byrnzie’s life.

If you were fortunate enough to have known Bob, you knew of his abundant generosity, independent spirit, and his tremendous love of family including his beloved schnauzers, Barker, Baron and Bunny. Please celebrate your memories of Bob and send condolences to his family in care of Church Angels Funeral Home, 6301 Granbury Road, Ft. Worth, TX 76133; In lieu of flowers, the family hopes you will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for someone in Bob’s name.
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Johnny Barrington

Posted at 09:29am
I met Bob about 22 years ago after his wife, Dianne, hired me to work with the H-E-B school district. I was lucky enough to consider both of them friends and I used to house / dog sit for them when they went on vacations so I can vouch for his love of his "very spoiled" puppies. He was always very kind and had a sense of humor. My heart goes out to Dianne, Lance and little Harper and I am sorry for your loss. I will keep his friends and family in my thoughts and prayers. Johnny B.

Sue Harvison

Posted at 03:57pm
A good definition of a successful life was certainly Bob Byrnes....loved by family, people in business, and many, many friends.
It was fun to know Bob, always a positive attitude, not just sometimes, but all the time. Bob was easy to love which Sue and I did along with all the family. We will miss him but never forget him.

John Harvison and Family

John Harvison and family

Misty Dawn

Posted at 09:01pm
Bob will be missed by many. His smile lite up the room & if you were his friend even as his caregiver; you were a friend for life. He was outspoken and always made sure us girls were taken care of. I will never forget a night after our shift he was having a difficult time sleeping. He said " Mitsy I know you have a car; lets go to the house wake Diane and you and Raven will have one of Diane's famous margaritas." He was determined to go; drew up a map to get to house told me I'd crawl thru doggy door and unlock back door then we'd wake Diane. He always had us laughing with his adventures and wity loving personality. Best wishes to family and sorry for your lost. It was a honor to take care of your loved one in his last journey of life. He touched many hearts.

Ricky & Carol Ann Lenz

Posted at 01:13pm
We were deeply saddened to hear that Bob had passed away. I first met Bob at the Victoria Country Club golf course back in the late
1970's. Bob was an avid golfer who always had a smile on his face. Bob was a generous man with an independent spirit. We know that Bob loved his family. We know that Bob will be missed my many people. May God bless the entire Byrnes family during your time of losss.


Posted at 10:10am
Heartfelt condolences from Matt and Barbara Nugent,M.D. It was our blessing and pleasure to know and take care of you both for decades. Bob was my number one salesman of twist-o-flex eyeglass frames. I promise you he wore two pair for 20 years. A record. May the God of all peace give you comfort. Love, Matt and Barb

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