Robert “Bob” Leland Wines, Jr., 79, of Ocala, Florida, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 7th, 2021.
Bob was born on December 29th, 1941, in Ocala, Florida, to Robert Leland Wines, Sr., and Adean Evans Wines. He attended Gordon Military High School and Gordon Military College in Barnesville, Georgia, where many of his classmates became lifelong friends. He also attended the University of Southern Mississippi and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1966.
Bob loved the nursery like it was his child. He took over operations from his father in the late ’70s and transformed it from a hobby into an asset to the gardening community and a beloved piece of Marion County history. Throughout the years, you would find him riding around on the golf cart with his trusted sidekick, Daisy the Beagle, talking to customers and making sure everything was just how he envisioned it. His goal was to create a beautiful space for people to enjoy and provide a unique variety of plants and flowers that brought happiness to others. Most would agree that he was one of the funniest, most caring, and generous guys around. His love for others and Jesus was always apparent through his years of dedication to the church, non-profits, and feeding the homeless in downtown Ocala. His passing leaves a hole in our hearts, but we can say that he fought till the end and went out on his terms. He was well known to be stubborn, so this is not one bit surprising to those who loved him.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Bobbye Lynn Wines and Maryanne Nowlan (Michael), his granddaughter Harper Rae Nowlan, his mother, Adean Evans Wines, and Mary Wines, and Laurie Williams. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Leland Wines, Sr.
The family will be receiving frends on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm with a celebration of life service starting at 4:00 pm at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Chapel, 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd. The family will be streaming the times and services with Triucast. The link is https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/149774170
all are welcome to attend or view from the link. Arrangement By Hiers-Baxley Funeral Homes, Ocala, FL 352-629-7171.
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