November 1, 2016   New Braunfels, TX  —  It is with a heavy heart that we at Schlitterbahn share the news that our founder, Robert Ray Henry, known to many of us here as Mr. Bob, passed away last night.

Mr. Bob in 1983 with one of his 7 grandchildren.

Mr. Bob in 1983 with one of his 7 grandchildren.

  

Mr. Bob was a brilliant businessman as well as a devoted husband, father, and papa. When he and Billye came to New Braunfels fifty years ago, they took over a small camp and over time created what is now one of the most beloved waterparks and resorts in the world. But it all started with family.

 

“My father, from the very start, hoped to have a family business where he and his children could work together,” said Gary Henry, president of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, and eldest son. “All of us will miss him dearly. We will miss his leadership, his guidance, and his insights. We are blessed that he leaves behind a legacy of hard work, dedication, and commitment to those who both those who work here and to generations of guests who have made memories in the parks he made possible.”

Robert Henry with his wife of 67 years, Billye Henry

Robert Henry with his wife of 67 years, Billye Henry

 

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  The family appreciates fans and friends sharing fond memories of Mr. Bob on the company’s Facebook page.

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Mr. Bob, as he was known, will be dearly missed by all.

In memory contributions can be received to the Robert Henry Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

Checks should be made to Texas State University Development Foundation and mailed to:

Texas State University
Advancement Services, JCK-480
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666