Schlitterbahn founder 'Mr. Bob' dies

Robert Ray Henry was born in 1927

By Michelle Ganley - Graham Media Group
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HOUSTON - Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts founder Robert Ray Henry, often known as Mr. Bob, died Monday night.

Henry was born in 1927. The resort announced his death Tuesday.
 
“Mr. Bob was a brilliant businessman as well as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. When he and Billye came to New Braunfels 50 years ago, they took over a small camp, and over time, built it into what is now one of the most beloved waterparks and resorts in the world,” a written statement says. “But it all started with family.”

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Fans and friends are asked to share any memories they have of Mr. Bob on the company’s Facebook page.
 
“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.”

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