June 8, 1932 - Nov. 20, 2019
Robert William Eysnogle, 87, of Tyler, Texas, died on Nov. 20, 2019. Bob was born June 8, 1932 in Phillips to Adam and Alma Eysnogle. Bob was the youngest of seven children. After graduating from Phillips High School in 1950, he joined the United States Air Force to serve in the Korean War. He was stationed at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston Texas. While in Houston he met the love of his life, Lillian Joellen Humes (Joellen) of Fredericksburg, Texas. Upon his return from Korea, he married Joellen in 1954. The young couple immediately moved to Madison, where Bob enrolled at the University of Wisconsin. Bob received his BS degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1959 and immediately moved his young family to Rotan, Texas, where he worked for Nation Gypsum. In 1965, Bob moved his family of five to Rochester, New York, where he worked for Rubberoid. In 1969, Bob and his family moved back to Texas where they lived in Grand Prairie, Texas, for 26 years. Bob retired from the mining business in 1993. Bob and Joellen moved to Brownsboro, Texas, in 1995, and then to Tyler, Texas, in 2015.
Bob was an avid reader and a loyal patron of every public library in every town where he lived. He loved all sports. He played football, baseball, boxed and ran track in high school. He enjoyed hunting, playing golf and traveling with his beautiful bride. However, Bob found his greatest joy, peace and relaxation while fishing on Lake Duroy in Phillips, where he would call the loons, watch the bald eagles fly, and chase that ever elusive muskie.
Bob had three daughters whom he loved very much and was very proud of. He also had seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joellen; his sister, Phyllis Rehorst of Milwaukee; his daughter, Susie Grona and son-in-law Patrick Grona of Hideaway, Texas; Joanie DuVall and son-in-law Michael DuVall of Doylestown, Pennsylvania; and Lori Diaz and David Diaz of Fort Worth,Texas. His grandchildren are Matthew and Robert Dyson, Adam, and David DuVall, Hannah George, and Katie and Jacob Grona. His great-granddaughter is Joellen Kay DuVall.
Cremated remains will be interned at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, Texas.