Rev. Robert Zap, 84, of Andrews, Texas passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 after a brief illness.
A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McNett Funeral Home in Andrews.
A public memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the auditorium at the Andrews High School Performance Center, under the direction of McNett Funeral Home.
Bob was born March 17, 1929 in Stickney, Ill. to Frank and Julia Zap. He met Joyce Rude in their church youth group and in 1951, they were married. He attended Wheaton College and Western Theological Seminary. Following his graduation, he accepted his first position as pastor of the Reformed Church in Williamson, N.Y. In 1963, he took a position as pastor of the Reformed Church Mission on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in Mescalero, N.M. In 1967 he accepted the position as pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Andrews, Texas where he remained until his retirement in 1994.
Bob was elected to the Andrews City Council in 1996 and to the position of mayor in 2000, a position he still held at the time of his passing.
He was serving as pastor of First Christian Church in Andrews at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his wife Joyce, of Andrews; daughter Elizabeth Stottlemyre and husband Danny, of Andrews; daughter Patrice Zap of Kingdom City, Mo.; son Stephen Zap and wife Joanne, of Rolla, Mo.; son Greg Zap and wife Susan, of Austin; daughter Sylvia Zap of San Angelo; son John Zap and wife Sara, of Andrews; and daughter Lisa Zap and her fiancé Scott Guy, of Big Spring.
He is also survived by three grandchildren, John Davis and Katheryn Alchesay Zap of Andrews and Kristen Conrad and husband Brad of St. Charles, Mo.; and one sister, Violet Fischer of Tucson, Ariz.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Bob Zap Memorial Fund at the National Bank of Andrews.