Robert H. Haight
July 04, 1950 - May 31, 2016
Robert Harvey Haight, known as My Boy Bobby or Mr. Bob, was joyfully reunited with his parents Harold and Margaret Haight on May 31, 2016, after a courageous medical battle. Bob was our Yankee Doodle Dandy, born on the 4th of July, in Salt Lake City.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Nancy; children Robert, Nicholas, Alexander, Natalie and her husband, Lucas; grandchildren, Addison, Brooks, Cameron, Taegen, Ethan, Juliette and Abigail; sisters and their husbands, Diane and Joe Harris, Kathy and Gary Hodgman, Rosemary and John Grennan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob was a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints and served in various positions of responsibility. He was sealed for all time and eternity to his wife, Nancy, in Houston, Texas on January 10, 2015 (civil marriage on October 10, 1998). He then knew that all was well. Although we have a black hole in our universe, he is having a glorious time visiting with all those that have gone before.
When not joking or sharing stories, he enjoyed playing golf, riding bikes and serving others. His heart was large, never meeting a stranger. He was always smiling and cared so deeply about others. His happiest times were when he was serving others with whatever needs they had, whether it was just to listen, provide advice, share a meal or help by building and distributing bicycles to children in need. He loved to greet the guests at the bicycle build at CYCLE/Elves & More, which he did from the beginning of the organization in 2003. He was an avid supporter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, riding in the BP MS150 for 15 years with his wife, Nancy, raising over $95,000 for the NMSS. He was always willing to go teach lessons when the missionaries called for assistance. "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Matthew 25:40. One of his favorite scriptures and his motto for life was Mosiah 2:17: "that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."
He worked as an oil & gas joint venture auditor, first at Occidental Petroleum and then at Tenneco Oil & Gas. When Tenneco closed, he opened a frozen yogurt shop, Panda's Frozen Yogurt, with his best buddy of 37 years, Arthur Kloder. This is where he met Nancy, his companion for all time and eternity. After that venture, he last worked at BP for many years.
"We can't feel saddened over the loss of those we love without first remembering the joy of loving them. The real sadness would have been never having had them in our lives at all. Remembering is a journey the heart takes, back to a time that was, and our thoughts are the only tickets needed to ride. We who have truly loved are blessed."
"When those we love go away, they never really leave us. They are with us now, wherever we are. Those whom we have cherished, live on forever, for love wraps itself around the heart. Although it's difficult now, someday beyond the clouds and all that we can see and touch, we shall all understand that the heart will always remember."
The family greatly appreciates all the care of the J.C. Walters Transplant Center at Methodist Hospital.
A visitation will be held Friday, June 3, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Miller Funeral Chapel, 7723 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77074. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11:30 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5531 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77096. Interment will follow at a later date at La Porte Cemetery, La Porte, TX.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bob's name to Nora's Home, a facility to assist transplant patients with housing while in treatment (www.NorasHome.org), or CYCLE, an organization helping to change children's lives through providing bicycles for education achievement (www.CycleHouston.org).