Kenneth Bob Stanke, 86, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at his home in Abilene. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy. 277 South, with burial following in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday March 1, 2017 at the funeral home.

K. Bob was born on April 23, 1930 in Priddy, to the late Elvin Albert and Hazel Marie Millholland Stanke. He worked in the office at El Paso Natural Gas for 20 years. He also owned and operated Bob's Rare Coins for over 60 years. K. Bob was a lifetime member of the Texas Numismatic Association and loved dealing with coins. He was known for his honesty and fair deals.

He was a great family man and loved his family, especially the grandchildren. Babies always brought a smile to his face. K. Bob's favorite pastimes were gambling (loved the casino), building, and traveling.

He leaves behind five children; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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