Rob Alden Shive, 62, of Lubbock passed away Aug. 3, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland. Rob was born Dec. 12, 1951, to Mr. and Mrs. Rex Shive. He graduated from Coahoma High School where he excelled in public speaking, winning state competition as a junior. He then graduated from Texas Tech, and after graduation spent 15 years working for the Texas Tech University School of Allied Health, becoming an Assistant Dean of Admissions. He served as a recruiter for Tech, traveling the state meeting with prospective students. He moved to Austin, where he worked for the State of Texas before returning to Lubbock. Rob was a writer, a published poet and a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend.
Rob is survived by his mother, Cleo Shive of Coahoma; two sisters, Sharon Van Den Houten and husband, Walter of Abilene and Janene Shive Gryder of San Angelo; and three nieces, Kimberly Godines and family of Abilene, Lisa Vasile and family of San Antonio and Amy Gryder of San Angelo. He is also survived by dear friends, Tim and Melissa Baker of Warsaw, Poland and their son, David and daughter, Madison of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rex Shive; and grandparents, Percy and Ruth Shive and William and Susie Little.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Nalley Pickle and Welch funeral home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church in Coahoma. A family graveside service will be held at a later time.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com