Robert Benjamin Imhoff 1996-2006
Robert Benjamin Imhoff
Robert Benjamin Imhoff, 10, of Navasota, died Tuesday, May 30 in Navasota. He was born on March 5, 1996, in College Station, Texas, son of Scott A. Imhoff & Ivannia B Imhoff.
Robert just finished the fourth grade and was headed to fifth and was on the Honor Roll every six weeks. He always wore a big smile. His favorite activities were swimming, watching our favorite romantic comedy movies & playing his video games on his playstation and X-Box with his father Scott.
They had a bond that is rare. He had been raising his son for quite a while all by himself, therefore there was a bond that called for them not just to be "Father & Son" but most importantly they were best friends, with so much love between them, it's hard to explain. It was always almost as they were one human being...very much alike, very smart and a very loving pair!!!
Robert had a lot of respect for his family... everything he did or said, was the way Scott had been taught as a child. Respectful, understanding and loved by all. Also a real HUGE part of his life was his miniature schnauzer, Diamond, who misses him sooo much! She sits at the foot of once his bedroom door, and waits for him. She stares right through that door, very calm, very easy about it....She hasn't been quite the same since May 30th. She always watched him as he slept, always played with him, always by his side!! They were one of a kind those two!
For more information on Robert and his life, click on Scott & Iva Imhoff's Bio.
He is survived by his parents: Scott A. & Ivannia Imhoff & of Navasota. Sister: Vanessa Marie Imhoff of Navasota; grandparents: Alice Moody Imhoff of Navasota, Frank and Sherry Imhoff of Willis, Yami Denegron of Navasota, Amelia McClosky Imhoff of Willis; great-grandfather: Morris Weaver of Navasota; an abundance & numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, schoolmates and friends.
Robert was killed by a commercial driver hung over on crack-cocaine. An eighteen wheeler struck them as it jackknifed across the highway. Our little boy & his uncle were killed instantly only 3 miles away from our home.
Since the small age of 2 yrs old, Scott knew the decision he would have to make, would be one to benefit only his son. He endured a very bad marriage, however he never left his son's side. He stayed until he knew it was the right time; a judge here in Grimes County granted primary conservatorship custody to Scott. Five months after his ex walked out on both of them, (she signed a waiver & left them both); I met a single father with a beautiful son, sweet as could be! We became very close very fast and I decided not only did I love this man completely, but this small child needed a mother who would love him and never leave him again.
At 6 yrs old, he gave me away as he stood between the both of us holding our hands as he was also Scott's best man. That's how special Robert was. Always very happy and very understanding of the concept of "Unconditional Love".
He was our world. Our family, always together under the same roof, laughing, watching our favorite shows. His daddy and Robert always enjoyed playing their video games and our long weekends staying up together watching our favorite shows! Everything we did, we did for our son. Robert was and always will be OUR WORLD! It's very hard having him gone, and we would like to thank our WONDERFUL SUPPORT NETWORK of family members and the best of friends. Especially to Devon Alvarez @ Find a Grave!! MERE WORDS CAN'T BEGIN TO EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE & Even though we are grieving with pain and sorrow, we all know we are in your endless prayers. WE THANK YOU! IN OUR BEAUTIFUL SON'S MEMORY! Iva & Scott Imhoff.