Passing of Bob Henry, Schlitterbahn founder

By | November 2, 2016

papa1NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – 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 was a brilliant businessman as well as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. When he and Billye came to New Braunfels fifty 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. 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.”

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.