Robert Ellis Bayouth, 93, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, September 12, 2022. Bob was a man who quietly pursued those things he loved and cherished until the end of his days. Above all else Bob loved his God, devoutly practicing his faith for ten decades without waiver. He was a beautiful example to those near him as his genuine curiosity and love of his faith brought him to countless group studies and thousands of Church services. Bob also had great love for and dedication to his parents, siblings, wife, children, and grandchildren, godchildren, cousins, as well as scores of (great)nieces and (great)nephews.
Bob spent his career as a business owner in the retail grocery industry for six decades with his siblings. He was the butcher at Bayouth's IGA near the intersection of W Douglas Ave and N Seneca, where his Lebanese meat dishes and homemade sausage were always in high demand. Beyond work, Bob was a proud Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War. He also volunteered his time to many philanthropic groups including the Lions Club and delivering food for Meals on Wheels; Bob fed enumerable strangers at his own table.
Throughout his life Bob was a student of American History-with a particular interest in the U.S. Civil War time period-and an avid sports fan. He willingly traveled the world (Lebanon, Greece, Italy, Egypt, China, Canada, Mexico) to feed his wife's unquenchable desire to experience life to its fullest. We hope he now joins her for a party that never ends.
Trisagion and funeral services 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 14, at St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral. Graveside service at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 15, at Old Mission Cemetery in Wichita. Bob is preceded in death by his loving wife, Jeanette Marie Bayouth; parents, Ellis and Zakia Bayouth; brothers Jack and Larry Bayouth; sisters Gladys, Eloise, and Sally Bayouth, and Gloria (Bayouth) Laham. He is survived by sons, Bryan Robert (spouse Sue) Bayouth, and John Ellis Bayouth; grandchildren, Catherine, Lauren, and Ellis Bayouth; brothers, Lindy, Sid, and Harry Bayouth; and sister, Vivianne (Bayouth) Farha. Share condolences at www.cozine.com Services by Cozine Memorial Group - Cozine Life Events Center