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Robert Garn Wilcock (Bob, Bubba)

- 06/30/2024
Service Date: 07/13/2024
Service Time: 10:00 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1221 W Howe Street, Tempe, AZ
Visitation Date: 07/13/2024
Visitation Time: 9:00 am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Interment: East Resthaven Park Cemetery

Robert Garn Wilcock (Bob, Bubba), 85, passed away on June 30, 2024, at his home.  Most of his life he worked as a surveyor for Maricopa County, but throughout his life he had many different jobs, including blocklayer, potato farmer, sheepherder, firefighter and as a clerk in the Army.  He was a very dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served throughout his life, including as a missionary in his youth and as a service missionary later in life.  He was preceded across the veil by his parents, Garn and Gazelle, his brother Jim, and his sisters Naomi, Lee and Ardith.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jackie; his brothers, Ern and Bill; his five children, Jacob (Anna), Robin (Duane), Joseph (Angel), Jeff (Julene) and Rebecca (Scott); and thirteen grandchildren.  Services will be held on Saturday July 13, 2024 at 10 am, preceded by a visitation at 9 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1221 W Howe St, Tempe, AZ.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of the Valley, Central Area.


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Dalena Angell

    Very sweet, kind gentleman I have never known a kinder man.

  • Dear Jackie, I am sorry for the loss of your life partner of almost 6 decades.
    I pray that the Lord comforts you as you find your feet and He continues to guide you to joy in this new season.

  • Jackie Hugs and prayers for you and your family ???? God will carry my through

  • Dear Jackie and family
    So sorry for your loss of a great man. He was always positive and calm. Everyone enjoyed working with him. Bubba and I started at the Survey Section about the same time and worked together many years. A really good man.

  • Bob and Jackie have been customers at my auto repair shop for years. Always a pleasure to serve them. Bob was always smiling and happy. Wonderful to work with. So sorry!

  • Jessica Martin

    I have great memories of his encouragement and love for others!! I know he will be missed!

  • Brian Dalager

    Dear Jackie and family,
    I worked with Bubba for many years at Maricopa County DOT. He is the most kind man I have ever met. Never had a negative thing to say about anyone. He was very smart as well. He learned to program/code on his own. We worked closely together and developed a database that is still used by every surveyor that works in Maricopa County. He will be missed.

  • We send all of our prayers to your whole family for strength and peace! From our family to yours, many blessings!

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