Robert Wayne Givens

Robert Wayne Givens 84 of Lawrence, Ks passed away Thursday January 20, 2022 at St. Johns Hospital in Leavenworth, Ks.

Robert was the son of Elmer & Georgia Givens. He was a proud family man who put his family first.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.

He worked for Dillon’s for 44 years and Hy-vee for 15 years. He loved to go out in the country and cut fire wood for his fireplace. He enjoyed Family gatherings and the holidays. He loved watching the birds in his backyard that would go to his bird feeders. He also loved to play the penny slots at the casinos in the area.

He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Georgia Givens, brothers-Eugene, Donald (Larry) and Gary Givens.

He married his wife Jean in June of 1959 at Partridge Kansas.

Survivors include his wife Jean of Lawrence, five children: Rhonda Felix of Olathe & Larry; Julie Pruitt & Curt of Desoto, Ks; Wayne & Charles Bradford of Lawrence, Ks ; Kyle Givens & Leslie of Salina Ks; Amy & Jesse Blevins of Baldwin, Ks: 14 Grandchildren ; Sister Zelma Solomon.

The family is planning a private service at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.

Memorial Contributions may be made and sent to First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence, Ks. 66047 in Roberts name or sent in the care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary 120 W. 13th Street Lawrence, Ks 66044.

9 Condolences

  1. Sheila warren on January 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Bob was adorable and so fun to work with at HyVee. I really enjoyed him. He gave us mints every day and just cracked me up. At one point in my life my family shopped at Dillons in Lyons so it’s possible we met when I was a kid. We always could find something to talk about. He is missed already.

  2. Evelyn Easum on January 23, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Amy what a privilege it was to be with your Dad and Mom when celebrating some of the grandchildren births and Birthdays we shared. May God continue to bless comfort and sustain you, your mom, siblings through this sadness of loosing a parent. Love you❤️ Evelyn

  3. Sheri Badder on January 23, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    My heart is breaking for all of you . I lost my dad way to early. It’s not easy! Prayers and Hugs for all of you❣️

  4. Taylor, Megan and Denise Posey on January 25, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Taylor, Megan, and Denise Posey

    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Wayne, Charles, Brandon, Ryan, Ashley and the rest of your family for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you all.

  5. Robert Howard on January 25, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    My prayers to the family. Bob was a great guy, I met him when I was in a coffee club at Hy-Vee and he worked there. He was always happy and fun to talk too, which was just about every morning.

  6. Marilyn Will on January 25, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    To all the Givens Family my sincere condolences. I worked at Dillons with Julie, Wayne and Kyle for many years. Bob was a wonderful man and raised a fine bunch of kids.

  7. Susan Metzger on January 25, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    I always enjoyed visiting with Bob at Hy-Vee. We would compare visits to the slots. He always had a kind word and a smile. After he retired, I would frequently check with his granddaughter to see how he was doing. He was a kind soul. Prayers and sympathy to your family.

  8. Todd Anderson on January 25, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    Kyle & Family-

    I am grief stricken for you all and please let me know if there is anything you need or I can do to help. Bob was my second dad and I will miss him dearly.

  9. Guy Garrison on January 25, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. I worked with Bob at both Dillons and Hy-Vee. I worked with many of this family at some point. The others Bob made sure to introduce me to them. When I got to Hy-Vee and winter came, we always talked about the fireplace. When it got cold, I would leave work and when I get home there were always 4 or 5 logs in back of my truck. The next morning, he would ask me how the fire was. I would say thank you and he would just grin. He was a good man and always thought of others.

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