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Robert Ray Gober

September 25, 1930 — November 17, 2023


Robert Ray Gober, 93, passed away on November 17, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

To honor Robert's memory and celebrate his remarkable life, visitation services will be held, November 20, 2023, Crotty Funeral Home, 5431 W. US Hwy 190 in Belton from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00AM, Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Mound Cemetery in Gatesville.

Robert was born in Davilla, TX, September 25, 1930 to the late David Asbury Gober and Mamie Josephine Bernard Gober. During his lifetime, Robert was a pillar of strength and support for his family. His unconditional love and unwavering dedication were evident in every aspect of his life. Robert married Mary Nell Bates, November 22, 1958.  Robert served his country honorably during the Korean War in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954.  Robert's devotion extended beyond his immediate family. He touched the lives of many as a kind-hearted friend and caring individual with his many years of serving the community from his auto mechanic shop in Gatesville. He also worked for Kalyn Trailers and Rockwool Industries until his retirement in 1987.  His warm spirit and welcoming nature made everyone feel at ease in his presence. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Robert enjoyed time with his kids and grandchildren, sharing his signature ice cream.  He was a master at BINGO and enjoyed fishing whenever he could. 

Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Nell Gober (March 3,2016); daughter, Deborah Lynn Boone (September 22,1958); his grandsons, Robert Wayne "Bobby" Gober (May 10, 2002) and Bryan Hand (September 18, 2016); granddaughter, Natalie Maria Santos (July 17, 2005); great-granddaughter, Holli Elizabeth Morgan (May 31, 2015).

Robert is survived by three sons: Jerry Gober (Debbie) of Lott, Jimmy Gober (Marty) of Belton, and Michael Gober (Kathy Mayall) of Gatesville. He also leaves behind three daughters: Patsy Braxton of Hearne, Jeanetta Morgan (Denny) of Gatesville, and Karen Rance (Robert) of Belton. Robert's legacy will be carried on through his numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even great-great-grandchildren. Their lives have been enriched by the love and guidance he provided.

We share our deepest condolences with the entire Gober family during this difficult time. May the memories of Robert's love, kindness, and warmth provide comfort and solace in the days ahead. He will forever remain in our hearts as a true example of love and devotion.

In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Foundation in his honor at .

Thoughts and memories may be shared online at

Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Belton is in charge  of arrangements.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Ray Gober, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Monday, November 20, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5431 U.S. Hwy 190, Belton, TX 76513

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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