Robert Williford III , age 66 passed away on April 27, 2021 after a very courageous battle from a lengthy illness. Even though a failing illness took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for all in the community as his loving caring soul is welcomed into the arms of his loving Savior.
Bob, as many knew him by, was born on October 10, 1954 in Belhaven, NC to Robert L. Willford II and Mary Jane Bulluck. Bob is survived by his loving sister Elizabeth (Liz) Oden and partner Jim Peck of Cushing, Maine, brothers, Bill Williford and wife, Eva, and John Williford and partner, Grace all from Miami Florida, Aunt Bitsy Futrell from Eden NC., nieces, Laura, Megan, Brittany and nephews, Stephen, John David and Sean and many other relatives and very special friends within his Friday night bible study group and church family.
After retiring from LANL as an engineer, he spent several years as a consultant for Chevron as well as biking, hiking, climbing, and enjoying fellowship with his Christian friends. He always said his two passions were his Friday bible group and attending church.
His cheerful attitude and bright smile as well as keen sense of humor will be missed throughout the community of Los Alamos and surrounding area.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2021 with a memorial service to follow at Open Door Bible Ministry Church at 2101 Trinity Drive. Burial be on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Guaje Pines Cemetery with the following special friends serving as pallbearers, David Baggett, Leroy Duben, Heath Davis, Doug Moser, David Hampton and Gary Trujillo. Honorary pallbearers are his remaining friends from his Friday night bible study and his church family at Open Door Bible Church. A lunch will be provided after the services. For services you may visit the church website at: www.openbibleministies.net
Bobs family and friends have requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to his three passions, Child Evangelism Fellowship at P.O. Box 754 Los Alamos NM 87544, HOPE during hard times local outreach at Open Door Church at 2101 A-2 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544 and Samaritan Purse/BGA at 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201. For further information please call Pastor Paul at (505) 901-0212
The family of Robert Williford has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477
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