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Robert D. "Bob" Razook

November 12, 1950 — January 5, 2024

Robert D. "Bob" Razook


Born on November 12, 1950, to Joan and Curly Razook, Robert D. “Bob” Razook, lived a spirit filled 73 years before finding his way into God’s arms on January 5, 2024.


Known to his family, friends, and all of Wichita as “Bob” or “Bobby”, he typified his proud heritage of a Lebanese descendant with honest, unassuming Wichita, Kansas roots.  He was a kind, humble, and honest soul who valued his service to God and to others.


After graduating from Kapaun High School in Wichita in 1968, Bob remained near to those he loved and attended Wichita State University where he graduated in 1972 with a degree in English and was a proud Beta Theta Pi.  His continued growth led him to Oklahoma City University where he had advanced studies before returning to his beloved Wichita, to the family and friends he loved so much.


Bob joined his father in the family furniture business, a business he continued for more than 50 years, celebrating Razook’s Furniture’s 70th year in Wichita in 2024. He was proud of the legacy and his ability to serve the community he was so fully immersed in.  He not only grew his furniture business skillfully but also was recruited to Rent-A-Center to serve as Director of Furniture and was instrumental in the large growth they experienced, as well.


Bob had many passions in his life. Although golf ran a close second, Bob’s love and devotion always began first with the love of his life Sharon (Saied), his wife of 35 years, and their two adoring daughters, Caroline and Maddie.  Caroline’s sons Ayden, Andrew and Logan Razook were the recipients of much love and attention from their “Jiddie”, as they lovingly referred to their grandfather.


Bob’s capacity to be a devoted friend was overflowing.  His number of true friends was large, and they returned his loyalty.  Many were old friends, but Bob made new friends easily as well.  His warm, genuine personality and his willingness to serve attracted many.  His humor was always kind, and his smile infectious.  People just knew they could trust “Bobby.”


Bob was a quiet personality that didn’t need or want the spotlight.  He was content to be exactly who he was. He loved telling his stories and was a great listener. He enjoyed reading, listening to music of all kinds, and learning new things. He had deep thoughts that always reflected his genuine care and concern for humanity. 


Bob’s activities were many, from musicals and plays with Sharon or attending his daughters’ events, to countless rounds of golf with friends… and then there were the “fruit shakes” and swimming with the grandkids.  His deep involvement, support, and care for all whom he loved earned him the respect and reputation of being the best husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend anyone could want.


Bob went to be reunited with loved ones who went before him:  His mother and father Joan and Curly Razook, his father-in-law Fred Saied, and his brother-in-law Allen Saied.


Bob will be greatly missed every day by his wife Sharon, daughter Caroline Razook and grandsons Ayden, Andrew, and Logan Razook of Wichita, daughter Maddie Razook of Oklahoma City, sister Terri and her husband Kim Nikolis of Dallas, Texas, mother-in-law Barbara Saied of Wichita, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Suzanne and Larry Reynolds, as well as the many other family members and friends with whom he was so much a part of their life.


A reception and celebration of his life with family and friends (a.k.a., “Bob’s Night Out”) will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 10, at the Cozine Life Events Center. Trisagion and Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 11 at St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral.


Cozine Life Events Center
11500 E 21st St N
Wichita, KS 67206

St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral
7515 E 13th St N
Wichita, KS 67206


In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with:


Wichita Children’s Home

7271 E. 37th St. N.

Wichita, KS 67226


Kansas Food Bank

1919 E. Douglas

Wichita, KS 67211


First Tee Greater Wichita

PO Box 8313

Wichita, KS 67208



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Visitation and Reception with Family and Friends (a.k.a., "Bob's Night Out")

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Trisagion and Funeral Service

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral

7515 E 13th St N, Wichita, KS 67206

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