Bobby Glen Peiser, age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 24, 2023, at his home. Although he will be missed, he is rejoicing with his Lord and Savior. He was born February 19, 1932, at home in Veribest, Texas, the second son of C. H. and Bonnie Dell Peiser.
Bobby graduated from San Angelo High School in 1950 and joined the United States Marine Corps. Staff Sergeant Peiser was very proud to serve his country on active duty from 1950 to 1954, and as a reserve for many years following.
He married Dorothy Faye Smith on February 19, 1952 in Mereta, Texas. To this union, three daughters were born.
Law enforcement was his early career choice, becoming a Lt. and a Detective for the San Angelo Police Department from 1956 to 1969. Bobby then became the first Head of Security at Angelo State University, retiring in 1983.
He then began his "full time" job of woodworking, building furniture and cabinets. He was a jack of all trades and there was nothing he couldn't do.
He loved to run and was a founding father of the Run in the Sun and Road Lizards. He ran many miles in races all over Texas, encouraging many to love the sport of running.
Bobby married Karen Sanders on June 14, 2008, in his beautiful backyard. He learned to love to travel, and they were both very active in their church, Southland Baptist. Together they volunteered many hours teaching ESL, as Sunday School teachers and working with the Soup Kitchen. He also embraced the many ASU Korean exchange students they graciously fostered as grandparents.
Bobby was a man of few words and many talents. He loved plants and scavenging for them to fill his 3 greenhouses and huge yard. He was a Master Gardener, serving as the State President in the past.
Always an artist, many of his unique sculptures, ceramics and artwork are all over the United States, as well as his master woodworking creations.
Bobby was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Peiser, his parents, CH and Bonnie Peiser, his daughter, Linda Meyer, siblings, Cliff Peiser, Shirley Boatright and Sandra Kaye Woerner.
Those left to treasure his memory are his wife, Karen Peiser, of San Angelo, Texas, his daughters, Karen Binder (Ed) of Ballinger, TX and Debbie Kennedy (Bill) of Rio Frio, TX., his son-in-law, Robert Meyer, his brother, Bill Peiser of San Angelo, TX, grandchildren, Eric Warner, Tracye Lassus(Rand), Amia Dominquez, Lacy Thomas(Adam), John Binder(Amber), Mackenzie Moon(Steven) and Brittany Batot(Lee). He was idolized by his 14 great grandchildren, foster Korean grandkids, special cousins, Sue and Mike Mitchell and family, many nieces, nephews and special friends.
The family would like to thank Hospice of San Angelo, Kathy Duarte, Concho Valley Master Gardeners, John Begnaud, Clyde Warren and Dennis Trujillo for their help during these difficult times.
Services are being held at Southland Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2023. Arrangements are by Harper Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to West Texas Rehab, Concho Valley Master Gardeners, Southland Baptist Church or Through God Comes Justice Jail Ministry.