Bobby Neil Sides (1931-2020)

Bobby Neil Sides,88 , of Buda Texas, passed away at his home on January 9th, 2020. Bobby was born December 19th, 1931 to Victor and Lucy Sides and was the 6th of 10 siblings.

Bobby graduated from Dora High School in Alabama where he loved playing football. Joining the Air Force took him to Austin, Texas where he met the love of his life, Alice. They were married on July 1st, 1952. After various jobs Bobby found his passion working for the Austin Police Department. Working on patrol, working lake patrol, and then working in narcotics as a part of a DEA task force was a source of pride for Bobby and his family. His final career was as an investigator for the Dept. of Human Services.

Bobby and Alice were members of the Driftwood Methodist Church and an active part of the Driftwood community center. Bobby loved to garden and for many years shared his harvest with friends and family. Bobby and Alice always looked forward to hosting their opening day deer season party with family and friends. Bobby loved to fish, hunt, shoot guns, and go out to eat with his policeman buddies like Gerald Raines, Bill Ligon, Bull Billberry, Phil Suitt, Lawrence Luker, Jay Spencer, and Jerry Brinkoeter to name a few. Many a night was spent with Jim Fletcher selling raffle tickets at Salt Lick for the Driftwood community center. An open door policy with his friends like the Gremillions, the Halls, the Eckhols, the Garrisons and many other Driftwood friends to visit, plus share a cup of coffee and one of Alice’s chocolate chip cookies was a source of joy for many years.

In his later years he looked forward to his visits from his great grandchildren who called him Bob.

Bobby is survived by his three children and their spouses: Robert (Diane) Sides of Dublin, TX; Janice (Roger) Barker of Locust Grove, VA; Michael (Susan) Sides of Buda,TX. Six grandchildren and spouses: Sharon Sides, Amy Sides, Brent Ford, Kourtney (Jesse) Fullilove, Kara (Aaron) Farmer, Dillon Barker. Seven great grandchildren: Garrett(Alyssa) Sides, Stephanie Rodriguez, Annette Deviney, Kasen Farmer, Sutton Farmer, Kyler Fullilove, and Crew Fullilove. Two great great grands: Tyler Haynes and Ava Cowett. Three brothers: George (Roberta) Sides, Carl Sides, and Ernest Sides.

He was proceeded in death by his loving wife of 63 years Alice Sides, his parents and siblings: Glenn (Bess) Sides, Fred (Gene)Sides, Jack (Ruth) Sides, Vic (Lois) Sides, Faye (Ed) Blake, Pauline (Arthur) Godwin,(Jane) Sides

Pallbearers were Aaron Farmer, Brent Ford, Jesse Fullilove, Darrell Matula, David Matula, Garrett Sides

Visitation was held at Harrell Funeral home in Kyle Texas at 1:00 p.m. Friday January 17th. Service to follow at 2:30. Gravesite prayer and reception at the Driftwood community center. Memorial donations may be made to Driftwood Methodist Church or Driftwood Community center in lieu of flowers. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Heart to Heart and Rose Arredondo.

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