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Robert Collett

December 26, 1923 — February 3, 2015

COLLETT, ROBERT "BOB"- Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Collett will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, February 6, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church. Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 3:00 pm, Friday, February 6, 2015 at Carlsbad Cemetery in Carlsbad, NM. Doyle Howerton will be officiating.

A visitation will be held 5:00pm to 7:00pm at LaGrone Funeral Chapel on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Bob was born on December 26, 1923 in Big Spring, TX.

Bob was truly a Godly man with unconditional love for his family. A leader and teacher of high integrity who demonstrated his love for the Lord through his daily walk. His wit and great sense of humor will be missed.

Bob was a Senior Olympian in bowling earning Gold Medals in several states, he won many awards and had numerous 300 perfect games. Bob earned state and national Olympian titles. He was chosen in November of 1999 as New Mexico Senior Athlete of the Year and carried the Senior Olympian Torch. He was a Dallas Cowboy fan who also enjoyed fishing and golfing.

Bob was in the Army and served in WWII from 1943 to 1946 in Germany and France.

He is survived by his wife Patricia of the home; daughters, Judy Jones of Roswell, NM; Cheryl Vickers (Tommy) of Carlsbad, NM.; Cathy Gossett of Midland, TX; grandchildren, Brant Jones (Mindi) of Roswell, NM, Tammy Collins (Travis) of Albuquerque, NM, Callie Mayrhofen (Kyle) of Sierra Vista, AZ, Britni Vickers of Albuquerque, NM, Lane Gossett of Midland, TX, sister, Nita Lynch of Artesia NM; 6 great grandchildren. Bob is also survived by 6 step-children, Pat Beason (Roger) of Carlsbad, NM, James Ray (Janell) of St.Martinville, LA, Becky Slate (Gary) of Shawnee, OK, Bill Maddux (Vicki) of Oklahoma City, OK, Rick Maddux of Carlsbad, NM, Meredith Maddux and Debbie Morgan of Broomfield, CO, 8 step-grandchildren and 12 step-great grandchildren.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Bernice Collett, sister Margaret Chapman, and brother Eldon Sanders.

He was ordained as a deacon at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Carlsbad, NM. In 1991, he and Pat became members of the First Baptist Church and the Sweet Ole Saints Bible study class.

Pallbearers will be B.J. Jones, Lane Gossett, Larry Lynch, Tommy Vickers, Tommy Sanders, Gary Slate, Gary Auld.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Sweet Ole Saints Bible study class at First Baptist Church and his longtime bowling friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Wenner & Staff, Dr. Braik & Staff and a special thank you to Gentiva Hospice and Dr. Siavash Karimian for their wonderful care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's name to Gentiva Hospice and The Gideon Bible Ministry.

Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at


Funeral Service

Bethel Baptist Church
2420 N Garden
Roswell, NM  88201
Friday, February 6, 2015
10:00 a.m

Graveside services

Carlsbad Cemeter
1506 Boyd St
Carlsbad, NM  88220
Friday, February 6, 2015
3:00 p.m.
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