Obituary: Bobby Lynn Sullinger

December 5, 1965 – September 10, 2017

Bobby Lynn Sullinger, 51, passed away September 10, 2017 at a Phoenix, AZ hospital in presence of family and friends from pneumonia complications.

God knew that you were suffering, that the hills were hard to climb. So He gently closed your eyelids and whispered, ‘Peace be thine.’ In tears I watched you sinking; I watched you fade away. My heart was nearly broken; you fought so hard to stay. It broke my heart to see you go, but you did not go alone. For a part of me went with you, the day God called you home.

Bobby was born December 5, 1965 in Twin Falls, ID; One of three sons and a daughter of Clete L. and Ruth Ann Sullinger. Bobby was raised with siblings in the Clover/Filer area later family moved to Delta, Missouri; and then finally returning to Gooding, Idaho. Bobby graduated from Gooding High School in 1984; he then moved to Boise, Idaho where he attended college.

Bobby is preceded in death by his mom and his beloved dogs, Skippy and Henry.

Bobby leaves behind his long time best friend, Joe Cooper; a dad, Clete Sullinger; a sister, Sandy (Gary) Crosby; his brothers, Scott Sullinger and Myke (Pauline) Sullinger; nephews, David Sullinger, Jared (Melissa) Sullinger, Tucker (Michaela) Sullinger, Jake Sullinger, Zachery Sullinger; nieces; Jamie (Fred) Bailey, Jenny Hollon, Molly (Ian) Love, Shay Sullinger, Deliah Sullinger; numerous great nephews and nieces; a huge extended family in Missouri; and his beloved dog, Romeo.

Bobby was a computer whiz kid. Bobby worked for major corporations and state departments designing Web pages and creating specialized computer programs which are patented. Bobby sold his Boise home to start a new adventure closer to the Oregon Coast, where he purchased an historical house in Salem, Oregon. Bobby with the help from Joe did an awesome job restoring and remodeling this home to its former glory. Bobby loved going to flea markets finding old treasures to go with his house furnishings.

Besides being gifted with computers, Bobby had a green thumb. Bobby’s sun room was always full of beautiful plants. Bobby also did great wood working projects, such as: building his own dresser, armoire, lawn chairs, and more.

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Bobby has been traveling/exploring the states the last several years looking for new place to settle.

Bobby always had a big smile, comical laugh, and a huge heart. Bobby would pay it forward, repairing children’s computers for free, supplying soil for children’s’ science projects for free, listening/helping nieces and nephews with any problems they we’re having, and rescuing little dogs.

Bobby’s leaving us so soon has left an open wound, but we know Bobby is with mom in a new heavenly home. The world is a little bit dimmer with his passing.

Bobby requested to be cremated and his ashes resting beside his moms’ at his sister’s home. He also wanted his beloved dog, Romeo, to spend his remaining dog years there too, where he’ll be loved and cherished. A Celebration of Bobby’s life is being planned for next year.

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