Robert “Bob” Friday, Sr.

Robert “Bob” Friday, Sr., of League City, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Webster, Texas at the age of 78. He was born on March 28, 1939 in Flint, Michigan to Douglas and Stella Sloan. Later at a young age Bob would be adopted by his loving parents Richmond and Elsie Friday. He proudly served our Country in the United States Army and was a trapeze artist for Sarasota Sailor’s Circus. He began a career in lumber business working for All Woods Schroeder Lumber Company for 20 years and Kilgore Lumber Company in League City for 28 years. Bob was a excellent craftsman and enjoyed all types of woodworking. Bob was preceded in death by his brothers Jim Sloan and Dick Sloan, sisters Dora Atherton and Gloria LaFaver. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Jennifer, son Robert Friday, Jr. and wife Tania Jackson, daughter Shannon Gulsby and husband James, granddaughter Alexandra E. Gulsby, brothers William Sloan and Don Sloan and many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10am with a Ceremony at 11:00am at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main, League City, Texas 77573. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas. In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Attention Shirley Arbet, 18220 Upper Bay Road, Houston, Texas  77058 or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave.Dallas, TX 75231.


  1. I miss you already. I have talked to you almost everyday for 26 years. You are in my heart forever.. Prayers for your wonderful family.

    Cynthia Weir
  2. Uncle Bob was a Godly man that provided an excellent example for others to follow. In 1981 he pointed me in the right direction as he gave me refuge for a couple of months. He took me out to eat for my first “chicken fried steak” and treated me like a son. Many pleasant memories during my young life were made during the time spent in Texas with Uncle Bob that have forever made an impact. Uncle Bob will be missed greatly, but only temporarily as I plan to see him again on the streets of Glory.

    Kevin Sloan
  3. He was always the one person I looked for when I went to Kilgore’s. He was thoughtful, kind, and very knowledgeable on everything. It won’t be the same going into Kilgore’s!

    Aubrey Schulz
  4. Humor and wit combined with instant word association could easily have allowed Bob to choose stand-up comedy for his avocation. As a military veteran his loyalty to God and Country was never a challenge and easily transferred to those of us who worked closely with him over the past quarter century.

  5. Bob always had a joke and a smile. He was a sweet and kind man who truly cared about friends and family. Rest in Peace my friend.

    Darla Pifer
  6. Bob Friday was the true meaning of a great man! I’ve known him for over 45 years and can’t say enough warm, loving things about him. He always had a smile, a big heart, great laughter and a joke or one-liner mixed in. Always kept me on my toes with what he would say next.
    He loved his country and was proud to show his patriotism. He also loved his God (even way back in the early 70’s when I first met him driving the church bus). It was truly evident in how he lived his daily life and how he treated others.
    I was so lucky to look to him as a Dad for fatherly advice and he happily shared his feelings and opinions! Always treating me as his daughter with love, respect and kindness!
    For all the years you made me laugh and cry I thank you for the love, guidance and examples you gave me! You and Jennifer had a solid, lifetime relationship that others only dream of. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life!!!
    I love and miss you so very much.

    Penny Friday Baker
  7. A man of great humor and compassion for his fellow man. I will miss his hugs and words of wisdom….my sincerest condolences to his family and his wife Jennifer.

    Isis Ward
  8. Bob was a good Brother-n-Law and friend. Treated my sister Jennifer like a Queen.
    I remember he and I being dared to hold hands and walk across the folyes parking lot. We did better than that we held hands and skipped across embarrassing the whole group we were with. Love ya Brother in Law.

    William v Ramey
  9. Jennifer and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I did not know him well but I know
    Scott highly respected him and cared for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.


    Marcy Baker

    Marcy Baker
  10. I’d only met uncle Bob briefly at a couple of family gatherings in recent years. My dad, his brother Donald, always had good stories to tell about their childhood. It’s too bad that we didn’t live closer to each other so we could get better acquainted. My wife and I send our condolences to aunt Jennifer, their children, and the rest of the family.

    Lance & Lilian Sloan
  11. So sad to hear of Mr. Bob’s passing today. He was my go to man when I needed help at Kilgore’s. He was always kind and I always enjoyed conversing with him. It was people like Mr. Bob that made Kilgore’s so special. Sure going to miss seeing him. Condolences to Jennifer and his family.

    Ray Skaines

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