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Memorial - Robert D. "Bob" Housley

August 21, 1939 – December 15, 2020


Robert Daniel Housley, founder and owner of Housley Communications, passed away December 15, 2020 peacefully in his home.

Before starting his successful business, Bob spent his early years devoted to his family's rice and soybean farm in Arkansas. He acquired his pilot's license at the age of 17 which proved to be a lifelong passion he continued into his eighties. Bob married Mona Saunders in 1958 and had two children, Cindee and Kevin. He began working for Texas International Aviation in 1962, leading his family to travel and live all over the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas, until his transfer to San Angelo, Texas in 1976.

Bob founded Housley Communications Inc. October 1, 1980 based upon four basic principles: honesty, integrity, quality, and professionalism. He was responsible for the overall growth, direction, and operating of the company for over forty years. He always maintained a high degree of personal involvement in the daily operations and continual growth of the company. His innovative nature, passion for customer satisfaction, and personal relationships he developed with his employees has been instrumental in establishing Housley Communications Inc. as an industry leader in providing construction and technical services for many of the nation's major telecommunications companies and beyond--with projects reaching Mexico and Africa.

Despite being a self-made businessman, philanthropist, husband, and father, his greatest accomplishment was being "Boppa" to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Those who have had the privilege to work with Bob can all agree that at Housley Communications, they are not just merely employees, but a part of a family. Because of a truly great man, Bob Housley's legacy will continue to live on throughout the company he cherished.