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Robert Lee Bender

April 17, 1944 - July 22, 2019

Robert Lee Bender of Dallas, Texas passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the age of 75. He was born on April 17, 1944 to Claude and Iris (Long) Bender in Dallas, Texas. Robert graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1962.  He married Sideve Grossblatt on September 8, 1966 in Dallas, Texas. Robert owned Bender Tire Company for many years. 

He is survived by his son, Jonathan Bender of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Janay Bender of Dallas, Texas; grandchild, Addyson Bender of Dallas, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Sideve Bender; parents, Claude and Iris Bender; and his brother, Mark Wayne Bender.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 29, 2019 at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 7405 West Northwest Hwy, Dallas, Texas 75225. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday evening, July 28, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.

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I knew Robert thru his younger brother, (Uncle) Mark. Nobody could ride a motorcycle like Mark! We both looked up to Robert because he was cool; the original charming sharp dressed man! RIP, Robert... Doug Shepardson, February 8, 2020 Robert I wanted to get in touch with you so I went to FaceBook and OW Holmes and SOC friends. Sorry I did not find you until today. Too late. We played on Holmes Basketball team, we rode together from school to home after BB practice. I really appreciate the ride. We had good times together. At SOC we were friends. Terry Watts, August 15, 2019 Dear Robert, It was nice to know you my friend. Rest in peace and I will see you over the fence bud. Take Care. Bill Chang, July 29, 2019 I sincerely miss ole Rope. I have known Rope for at least 20 yrs from numerous stock trading rooms, I just wish that I could have met him in person. No matter how many times he told a joke, it was just as funny as the 1st time he told it. Did you hear about the dog at the gas station.... See you on the other side. Rest in peace buddy, Stormie
Storm, July 27, 2019 Sorry to hear of Robert (The Rope's) passing, he was a good friend and we had many great times together. He will be missed. My condolences to his entire family and my prayers for Robert. May God bless and welcome him. Markie George (SOC 61). Markie George, July 26, 2019