In Memory of
Robert Groce Dill

Robert “Bob” Groce Dill died suddenly on Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 54 years old. 

He was born on March 25th, 1966 to Marienne “Punky” Harrison Jacques, and Charlie R. Dill. He was a lifelong resident of Houston, Texas and spent nearly all of his 54 years in the Walnut Bend area. He attended Walnut Bend Elementary School, Paul Revere Middle School, Texas Military Institute, and Robert E. Lee High School. When he was told he was to be a father at the tender age of 18, he went to his shop teacher and asked for help turning his old pickup truck into a tow truck, in order to provide for his family.

For over thirty years Bob was an entrepreneur and a force in the world of towing, employing hundreds of people throughout that time. He always dreamt big and took great risks. He gave any person eager to learn about the towing industry a chance, no matter their background. His fiery red Arrow Towing trucks were emblematic of his fierce determination. 

He enjoyed golfing, driving around and singing along with country music, and poker, but really, he loved nothing more than being in “his” chair, in his room, surrounded by friends and talking. Bob never met a stranger, he loved to talk and would do so very animatedly with anyone. He was known to take in all of the strays, his children’s friends with nowhere else to go, or adults who needed a helping hand. Bob was giving to a fault.

In his later years, the grief from losing so many of his loved ones in traumatic ways caught up to him, and he made less-than-enviable choices. Such is the beast that is depression. Even under the weight of that trauma, Bob’s laugh would ring out loudest, he would reach out his hand for connection, and he would come running should anyone ask.

He is survived by his children, Sherry M. Dill Koorie, her husband Mark Koorie, Robert L. Dill, Richard J. Dill, and stepchildren Brody L. Thomas and Courtney N. Thomas. He leaves behind two grandchildren. His sister, Sage Halford and her family. His sister-in-law, Melina Cain and her son. Cousin, Mary Carroll McCain of Victoria, Texas. Numerous other family members and lifelong friends are left to mourn him.

He is preceded in death by far too many. His dear mother, Marienne “Punky” Harrison Jacques, father, Charlie R. Dill, and stepfather, Richard L. Jacques. Brother, Charles H. Dill. Stepmother, Lynda Whitney. Cousin, Sally Love of Victoria, Texas. Countless other family members and friends left this earth before him. 

He is desperately missed and left far too soon.  

Currently, all plans for an official memorial are on pause due to COVID-19. Anyone wishing to send photos or stories to be included in an online video memorial may do so by sending them to

There is a GoFundMe set up to help with the costs associated with the difficult task of laying him to rest as well as medical expenses incurred as a result of his sudden loss. Donations can be made here:

Thank you to everyone who sat with our beloved father, shared stories, and belly laughed into the early morning hours.