Mr. Robert (Bobby) J. Mead Obituary

Mr. Robert (Bobby) J. Mead, age 89, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021, in Marble Falls, Texas. He was born October 22, 1932, to the late Roy and Lora Mead, in Duncan, Oklahoma.

Bob was raised in California in his early years. He went to Burbank High School. He loved to brag on his schoolmate, actress, Debbie Reynolds, and how beautiful of a person she was. He enlisted in the USAF and worked his way up to Staff Sergeant (gunner) in the Korean War, this being one of his proudest achievements. He worked for Grinnell Fire Protection most of his adult life and retired in1991. He loved to paint landscape canvases and learned how by watching Bob Ross on PBS over the years. Bob and his late wife, Lynda, moved to Polk County in 1993, purchasing the property of his dreams in Ink, Arkansas. He loved his land and his cattle, but not as much as watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren laugh and grow. Although he was always an avid Texas Ranger and Dallas Cowboys fan, his heart belonged to Arkansas.

Mr. Bob Mead is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Lora Mead; by his loving wife, Lynda Duke Mead; his brother, Guy Mead; his sisters, Patsy Mead Redditt and Carolyn Mead Marciano.

He his survived by his sons, Adam Mead and wife Paula of Marble Falls, Texas, and Duke Jones and wife Melinda of Bolivar, Missouri; his daughters, Lora Mead of Canyon Lake, Texas, Sheila Jones Hadaway and husband Skip of Texarkana, Texas, and Misti Kaye Cush of Cedar Creek, Texas; grandchildren, Robert Mead, Stephanie Mead McNamara, Alan Mead, Toni Mead Anderson, Eric Fair, Cori Fair, Molly Hutchison, Simon Hutchison, Taylor Jones, and Spencer Hutchison; great-grandchildren, Ava, Rebecca, Lucas, Kenadie, Damien, Zane, Axel, and Marlee; as well as multiple nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Mr. Mead will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 2:30 p.m., with Dr. William Duke Jones officiating, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be November 6, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service.


11-2-21 5:39 p.m. KAWX.ORG


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