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“Sending love and prayers for comfort and peace to the Waterman family. Mr. Waterman's obituary was wonderfully written, and truly captured the joy...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Jenny Smith - Frisco, TX

“Dear Waterman Family,Asking God to bless you with courage to bear the sorrow you feel. You have my deepest sympathy. My friendship with Bobby will...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Gloria Dillas - Bermuda - Friend

“My deepest condolences to the Waterman Family. May Bobby's life be honored by all he loved. May his memory be cherished for all he gave. And may...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Carole Eason - New York, NY

“Condolences to Bobby D's family. Growing up with Bob, in Brooklyn, I lost a brother and life long friend. Although fitting that God called him home...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Arnold Evans - Laurel, MD

“May the Heavenly Angels guide Robert's soul to everlasting peaceful rest. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Richard Armstrong - Brooklyn, NY

“There are no easy answers to what you now endure. No why's to dull your sorrow and no quick and simple cure. You've lost someone you cherished, their...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Geraldine Leamah - Brooklyn, NY

“May god cover and give the family strength in your time of need. My memories growing up in Brooklyn, two blocks from Bob & Randy; Going to Public...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Elaine Smith - Staten Island, NY

“Our heartfelt condolences to the Waterman family for the loss of their dear one Bobby Waterman, whom we have known for a lifetime. He will be ...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Marilyn / Raymond Peebles - NY

“So Sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. I extend sincere condolences. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Gene Coleman - Brooklyn, NY

“I new Bob from Taste of the Island many years ago. He was a very humbled man. Bob will be greatly missed by all his Taste of the Island Family! SIP...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Nanda FanFair - Plano, TX

“May he rest in peace. My deepest condolences to his family ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Corin Lett - Dallas, TX

“With deepest condolences to his family and friends! Bob was such a great man. He was one if my favorites. He talked and I listened. Such a humble...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: JaneAnn Fitzjames - Plano, TX

“My condolences to the family. Bob was such a sweet guy and always had a smile. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Phillips - Frisco, TX

“My sincere condolences to Bob's Family. I will forever remember the quiet gentle smiling face behind the bar at our favorite spot Taste of the...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Julia Fox - Anna, TX - Friend

“We are so sorry. I know you miss him. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Julie McReynolds - Baytown, TX


Robert Delano Waterman, Sr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020 after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda Waterman Jones; brother, Randolph Waterman; three grandsons, Robert (Wesley), Noah and Aaron Jones; son-in-law, Monte Jones; and nephews, Ryan and R. Eric Waterman. He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Doris, and his son, Robert (Bobby) Waterman, Jr.

Born in New York City, on March 15, 1941 Bob grew up in Brooklyn and retained that accent all his life. He and his big brother shared a passion for tap dancing, and he passed his love of dance to his daughter, "Squeaks." He and his wife, "Dot," were married on November 16, 1963 and remained wed until her death in 1999. He served in the US Navy from 1958-1981, reaching the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After retiring from the military, he and his family settled in Garland, where he worked in human resources.
At every opportunity, he traveled to Trinidad and Barbados, where he still has family and friends. A doting grandfather, he remained intimately involved in his grandsons' lives, even as his own health began to fail. He also enjoyed bartending part-time at his favorite restaurant, Taste of the Islands, where he kept close to his Caribbean roots. His unflappably good spirit, gentle kindness and goofy sense of humor will be sorely missed.

A celebration of his life will be held at his daughter's home in Plano once parties of sufficient size are permissible, with Motown in the background as his toast is heard once again: "Here's to you, but I'm gonna drink it."

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